Those qualities are a big reason Brooks will move on to the Division I level to play college basketball. Brooks signed a “full ride” scholarship on Wednesday to play at Eastern Kentucky University.
“She pretty much plays any position I ask her to because she’s probably our most versatile player,” Forsh said. “She plays the wing, she plays the point, she even goes inside and plays the post sometimes.”
Forsh said the 5-foot-11 Brooks would probably play in a shooting guard-small forward type role for the Lady Colonels.
Brooks had interest from North Florida, Mercer and Kennesaw State, but ultimately went with Eastern Kentucky after visiting the Richmond, Ky., campus in September for her official visit.
“One of the factors that made me choose was how they were always there,” Brooks said. “They were one of the first offers – the coaches and teammates. Just the level they play at as far as watching them practice, their style of play. It just felt like where I belonged.”
Brooks has been a four-year starter for the Lady Tigers. She averaged 10.4 points and five rebounds in 26 games last year. She also plays for the AAU Georgia Pistols Miller team.
In addition to basketball, Brooks also plays volleyball for Douglas County and is a member of the American Sign Language Club and the Beta Club. She has a 3.5 GPA and recently received the Certificate of Achievement award from Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons for her academics and contributions to the community.
“She comes from good parents, academics are important to her and she’s a good student," Forsh said. "She seems to have her priorities in order. She’s just a quality individual.”