Looking to build depth in the backcourt, John Beilein has added his 2nd guard commitment to the 2017 class as Spring Grove (PA) PG Eli Brooks has committed to Michigan over Villanova.
— JerseyShoreWarriors (@JSWarriors) July 20, 2016
Brooks is an aggressive, scoring point guard that uses his athleticism and instincts to dominate at the high school level. Though, like most rising recruits, he has some ways to go to be physically ready for the collegiate game but with another year of high school ahead of him, he should be able to mature as both a player and prospect.
Though he might be relatively unknown in the Philadelphia region, Brooks is one of the better college prospects in the state. He has great size for the point guard position. His court awareness and IQ jump out to you right away when watching him. These skills could allow his transition to the college game much easier. With a big summer, Brooks could see a fairly significant jump in his recruitment. – City of Basketball Love
This was a recruitment that happened very quickly on Michigan’s side of things. He put his name on the map after showing out on the AAU circuit during the spring and summer. That was a big reason why UM brought him onto campus for a summer visit. Things obviously went very well when he was in Ann Arbor because, according to The Wolverine’s Chris Balas, he committed right after receiving his offer from the staff in mid-July ($).
- Height: 6’1”
- Weight: 170lbs
- Hometown (School): Spring Grove, PA (Spring Grove Area)
- Notable Offers: Villanova, Ohio State, NC State, Kansas State, George Mason
- Rankings: Scout (NR) – Rivals (NR) – 247Sports (NR) – ESPN (NR)
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As for the Rest of the Class
Brooks is the 2nd commit of the class and 1st point guard commitment. Brooks, SG Jordan Poole and transfer SF Charles Matthews should make up a nice scoring trio for the class and building block for the staff to build the rest of the class. Small forward is the position to watch closest with SF Brian Bowen, SF Kris Wilkes and SF Jamal Cain look to be the best bets to fill that spot. Though I don’t believe they will, IF the staff looks to add a 2nd point guard, PG Nojel Eastern is the name to watch closest.
Photo Credit: SEAN SIMMERS, PennLive, 2014