Aaron Brooks, a jet quick 6-0, 160 pound point guard from Franklin H.S. in Seattle, Wash., has a lot of high major interest this summer.
In fact, UCLA is one of many programs that have tendered Brooks a scholarship offer, and the floor general took an official visit to the PAC 10 juggernaut earlier this month.
In addition to Steve Lavin's Bruin program, Brooks said he has also been offered by Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Nevada, Gonzaga and San Diego.
Florida State and North Carolina have also called to express interest. In fact, Brooks said he has spoken to both Tar Heel Head Coach Matt Doherty and Asst. Coach Doug Wojcik recently.
Initially, Brooks had hoped to have a decision by August, but he said it's now looking more like he won't make a decision until September at the earliest.
"I need to take some visits so that I can compare each school," he said.
After taking his first trip to UCLA, Brooks will have four visits left to utilize in the fall if he so chooses.
Brooks is currently attending team basketball camp at Eastern Washington University, which will serve as the prelude to an extremely busy summer.
Brooks is slated to attend the adidas ABCD Camp and also play at both the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas and the Oakland SNJ Elite 8x2 Tournament in Berkeley, Calif., with the Seattle Rotary club.
However, the latter two events might be shelved so that Brooks can attend the COPABA Tournament in Venezuela. He is one of sixteen finalists for the 12-man United States Jr. National team. The final practices will take place from July 14-21 in Miami, and four players will be sliced from the squad at the conclusion of the week.
Last season at Franklin H.S., Brooks averaged 18 points, five rebounds, 7.5 assists and two steals per game.
Brooks said that his passing, defense and quickness are the three biggest assets of his game. He is working on improving his perimeter stroke this summer.
Rivalshoops expects to catch Brooks in action at the ABCD Camp within the next two weeks, and we will provide you with some updates and progress reports at that time.