Few players in the Peach State are enjoying their senior seasons quite like guard Marshon Brooks of Tucker (Ga.) High School. The 6-foot-3 guard won a state championship and now he's headed to the Big East.
Brooks, a three-star prospect, visited Providence over the weekend and that trip was all he needed.
"I went up there wanting to sign and I needed to see just a little bit," Brooks said. "It turned out to be even better than expected. I love the players and it's the Big East. You could say it was perfect for me."
His commitment and signing with the Friars is the icing on the cake to a tremendous senior season, where he and his Tucker teammates won the 4A state championship in Georgia. Brooks averaged 19.8 points a game as a senior.
The Friars have a history of developing late signess into instant producers. Brooks feels like he can be like fellow Georgia native Sharaud Curry, Geoff McDermott and Herbert Hill.
"That was very important to me," Brooks said. "I saw Sharaud in high school against Louis Williams and I knew he was good but I didn't think he'd turn out to be as good as he's been. He is so much stronger now. That's what I need to do. They have a good weight program there and I'm looking forward to getting involved with that."
Brooks also considered offers from Kennesaw State, where he visited, and Jackson State. Grambling and Campbell were also recruiting him.