ACCS’ Brooks signs to play basketball at Co-Lin
NATCHEZ — After finishing the 2014-15 basketball season on a sour note, Adams County Christian School’s Brandon Brooks will be able to celebrate after signing to play for Copiah-Lincoln Community College Monday.
“It’s exciting,” Brooks said. “This was the only offer I had thanks to coach putting this together for me.”
Brooks was a force for the Rebels this year down low. An All-Metro First-Team selection, the 6-foot-5-inch center dominated opponents and led his team to a 28-5 record.
“They are going to be some big shoes to fill with him and the rest of the seniors leaving,” ACCS head coach Richy Spears said. “It isn’t very often when you get someone 6-foot-5 with the athletic ability that he has. It is exciting and I’m happy for him. For as much time and dedication he’s put into it, I’m glad he’s getting the chance to further his career.”
Brooks said he will be making the move to small forward in college.
“The coaches have told me I have to be ready to play and run,” Brooks said. “I’ll have to shoot more and learn how to shoot and dribble a little bit better.”
Brooks said he is a bit nervous but also excited about the opportunity ahead of him.
“It’ll feel really good in that first game as a college player,” he said. “And my dad and family will be able to come to my games.”
Ultimately, though, Brooks said he just wants to do one thing.
“I just want to go and play good basketball,” he said.
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