Kentucky Wildcats junior forward Keion Brooks has announced that he has transferred to the Washington Huskies. Earlier in the offseason, Brooks withdrew from the 2022 NBA Draft and focused more on his intent to transfer from the Kentucky program. While he received interest from several programs ultimately he decided to commit to Head Coach Mike Hopkins and the Washington Huskies. The junior forward has two years remaining of college eligibility but could choose to use only one of them and then declare for the 2023 NBA Draft.
Washington lands Kentucky transfer Keion Brooks. Really like this addition for Mike Hopkins and the Huskies.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 6, 2022
As a junior with the Kentucky Wildcats, Keion Brooks averaged 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. His rebounds per game finished second on the team this past season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 49.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 23.3 percent. The former high-ranked recruit has carved out a solid role at Kentucky, but never quite hit the level he desired while playing college basketball. Now he will have a new opportunity in the PAC-12 with the Washington Huskies. A fresh start and a chance to handle an increased role.
— Justin Prince (@JPrinceFOX55) June 6, 2022
The Washington Huskies had a down year last season, but Mike Hopkins is unlikely to allow that to happen in back-to-back seasons. Keion Brooks is a great addition to the program and could be the top player on the roster next year. The PAC-12 is set to be a competitive conference next season and the Huskies will be ready to be in the mix of things on the court.