Keion Brooks Jr. earned himself Second Team All-EYBL honors in 2018, helping guide the Indy Heat back to the Peach Jam after missing out last season.
We caught up with the skilled forward on a variety of topics heading into Peach Jam:
Keion pondering how to make up for missing prom.
Question: Talk about the honor of winning MVP in your home session. How did that feel?
Keion Brooks Jr: That’s a great honor. Being ‘third team’ the week before, I felt like I had to come out and defend home turf. I just tried to play as hard as I can, and it was an honor to be rewarded with the MVP.
Q: Do you feel like you have a target on your back?
KBJ: Absolutely. A lot of these guys are trying to make MVP, make first team, things like that. For me, it’s an honor that guys know who I am.
Q: Tell us about the recruiting process.
KBJ: The recruiting process has been fun. I try not to take it for granted, because everyone would love to be where I’m at, getting the calls and offers I’ve received. So I just try to take it day by day and not take it for granted.
Q: Last time we talked, you said you weren’t able to take your girlfriend to prom this year. What did you do to make up for it?
KBJ: (laughs) Uh, nothing right now, I’m still kind of in the doghouse. I got something coming, I’m working on something to get myself out of that hole.
Q: What excites you about your team?
KBJ: I think we show a lot of resilience. I love how resilient this team is, and how we fight.