(4-20-22) Now that several Ft. Wayne area players, like Fletcher Loyer and Northrop’s Jalen Jackson, have graduated moved on, who will take over the spotlight in the Summit City?

New Haven’s (6’4 G/F) Darrion Brooks is starting to catch the eye of many in Indiana high school basketball.

Scott Burnstein last season said Brooks was the #1 underrated college prospect in Indiana –

1 Darrion Brooks (New Haven 6-foot-4 G/F) — Embodies the phrase, “Grind 2 Shine” — power and finesse in a scorching package.

Recruits Zone tweeted- one of the most underrated hoopers in his class

During his Junior season he upped his scoring average from his sophomore season by 8 points, he averaged 5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

He was honorable mention on the IBCA All-State Underclassmen team. He was named to the All-Northeast 8 team.

Don’t be surprised when the 2022-23 kicks off Brooks will be right in the middle of talks of who is the top player in the Ft. Wayne area…with lots of attention coming from around the state. Right now he is under the radar, but it looks to be his year.

You Tube Video – Hoop Therapy

Darrion Brooks (New Haven) Junior Season Highlights 21-22

Did you know….

His father, Keion Sr., starred at Wright State, and Indiana fans will remember older brother Keion Jr., who will be the top returning player at Kentucky…if he doesn’t remain in the upcoming draft. but does not plan on hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to school. Brooks averaged career bests in several categories as a junior, including 10.8 points per contest on 49% shooting. His best performance this past season was 27 points and eight rebounds in Kentucky’s 80-62 rout of Kansas.