Jon Brockman, the No. 45 ranked player in the class of 2005, has had a strong summer for the Friends of Hoop. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward from Snohomish (Wash.) High School is working with a list of six schools, two of which have offered.
"My favorites are Washington, UCLA, Arizona, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and Duke,” said Brockman. “Washington and UCLA have offered. Arizona and Gonzaga came by for in-home visits, and Duke and North Carolina have just started to recruit me."
Three weeks ago Brockman traveled to Los Angeles and had a very good official visit at UCLA. He is looking forward to visiting some of the other schools on his list in the future.
"I liked the visit a lot,” said Brockman. “The campus was really nice. UCLA is a good school, and they have a great coaching staff. My visit went well. I just want to see what else is out there."
Concerning Brockman’s decision making process, distance from home and the size of the school are not factors. What is much more important is how Bockman feels he will fit in with the basketball program.
"I’m looking for the right fit, a place where I'll feel comfortable,” he said. “The distance from home or the size of the school does not matter to me. I just want to play ball at a place that fits me well."
Brockman has the strength to play in a physical, half court type of system; yet, he is better suited for an up temp style of play where he can use his speed to beat his man down the court and also has the space to use his quickness around the basket. His skill level on the perimeter does need improving, but Brockman is an absolute wrecking ball within 15 feet of the basket.