Sources: UK hoops adding Baylor assistant Brooks

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterApr 24, 2024, 09:22 AM ET


    • Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Kentucky males’s basketball coach Mark

    Pope is including Baylor assistant Alvin Brooks III to his personnel, sources informed ESPN, a substantial transfer to land Scott Drew’s top assistant.Brooks has worked under Drew in Waco considering that 2016, helping construct the Bears into among

    the nation’s most consistent programs. While he was on staff, Baylor won the 2021 championship game and landed a set of top-five recruiting classes.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated He played an essential function in landing a top-10 prospect in each of the previous 3 recruiting classes: Keyonte George

    (No. 6 in 2022 ), Ja’Kobe Walter(No. 8 in 2023 )and V.J. Edgecombe( No. 3 in 2024). Brooks is a skilled recruiter, with the Houston native possessing deep incorporate Texas.Prior to joining Drew’s staff in 2016, he worked under Bruce Weber at Kansas State for 4 years. Brooks, the child of Lamar coach Alvin Brooks II

    , also hung out on personnels at Sam Houston State, Bradley, Midland College( JC )and Arkansas-Fort Smith (D-II). Pope has actually now finalized his primary assistant coach positions, with Brooks joining Cody Fueger, who Pope brought with him from BYU, and Jason Hart, who has been the head coach of the G League Spark since 2021 but formerly developed himself as one of the very best assistant coaches in the country at USC.Mark Fox, who was a head coach at Cal, Georgia and Nevada, is anticipated to sign up with the personnel in a non-recruiting position.

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