Juco All-American signs with Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. -- Devin Brooks, a junior college All-American guard at Iowa
Western, has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Creighton
University. Brooks will be a junior in 2013-14 and have two years of
Brooks is a 6-foot-2 guard from Harlem, N.Y., where he attended St.
Raymond's High School and played for Oliver Antigua, averaging 15 points and
nine rebounds per game.
Brooks started all 35 games for Iowa Western this past season, leading the
team in scoring (15.9), rebounding (6.6) and assists (5.6). He is IWCC's
all-time leader in assists (355) and fifth in scoring (1,028), and was
recently named a Third-Team All-American by the NJCAA. He was named to the
All-Tournament Team at the NJCAA National Tournament after a 29-point effort
in the quarterfinals, and is a two-time First Team All-Region XI honoree.
Brooks also averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as a
freshman for the Reivers, with single-game highs of 25 points and 15
Â³Devin is someone that we targeted as we transition into the BIG EAST
Conference," said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. "He is a playmaking
guard that will fit well with our current team and is someone that we feel
should be able to play multiple positions. He has been highly successful
playing for Jim Morris at Iowa Western CC over the course of the past two
seasons and we are excited about his future in the Creighton Basketball
Brooks will be the first Iowa Western transfer to also play at Creighton
since Cliff Bates (1997-99) and joins true freshmen Zach Hanson (Pierre,
S.D.), Darian Harris (Springdale, Ark.) and Toby Hegner (Berlin, Wis.) as
scholarship newcomers for next fall.
Additionally, McDermott confirmed reports that guard Nevin Johnson had asked
for his release and intends to transfer. A redshirt freshman from Houston,
Texas, Johnson averaged 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in 24 appearances as a
reserve in 2012-13.
Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record and No. 22 national
ranking. The Bluejays won the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and
Tournament titles, while advancing to the third round of the NCAA
Tournament. The school joins the BIG EAST Conference on July 1.
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