Aaron Brooks, a jet quick 5-11, 160 pound point guard from Franklin H.S. in Seattle, Wash., told us his unofficial visit to Oregon is what prompted him to make a commitment to the Pac-10 school. "I felt something special," Brooks said. "I felt that while I was on the visit. I felt very comfortable with the coaches. And the players that I met I felt very comfortable."
Brooks chose Oregon over UCLA and Washington. He also included Minnesota as part of his final list though he previously told Russ Blake he had not included them in on his final decision.
"I am going to get in the weight room over the next year," Brooks said. "I want to add more strength. This is probably the area I need most help in."
His coach Jason Kerr, feels Brooks will fit in nicely at Oregon. "He has that maturity," Kerr said. "He plays a step above people. He understands the game. He can slide over to the two or three if necessary."
Brooks did indicate he prefer playing the point during our interview. "All three programs are good programs," Brooks said. "It was a tough decision. But I felt something on my visit to Oregon."
Brooks had a chance to unofficially visit Eugene on August 31 for the Ducks' home football opener against Mississippi State.
Brooks hosted Oregon's staff in his home on Friday the 13th, Washington on the 15th, UCLA on the 16th, and Minnesota on the 11th. "Aaron fits in well really anywhere," Kerr said. "He can play in transition and he can score too. I think Oregon will use him to score more."