Florida Point Guard Derrick Brooks Jr. commits to Wofford


Class of 2014 point guard Derrick Brooks Jr. has committed to the Wofford Terriers. Brooks, 6'1 180 lbs out of Bartow, Florida is rated three stars by both Rivals and 247sports. He had other offers from Appalachian State, Auburn, Brown, Buffalo, and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. 


The senior point guard gives coach Mike Young his first commit for the class of 2014. Wofford's roster is full of young guards, so Brooks will have his work cut out for him from the get go. However, when he joins the team after the 2013-14 season, he might be the closest thing to a true point guard that Wofford has. Brooks possesses great athelticism, ball-handling skills, and court vision. He creates plays for himself and his teammates with ease. He has magnificent body control in the air, which makes him hard to stop when driving to the basket. He can contort his body to create the best possible shot while still staying under control. This ability will help him get blocked less despite his lack of elite size for his position. Brooks can shoot well at times, but he will never be really good in this area unless he works on making his release consistent. Every high school player is going to have his flaws, and Brooks is an excellent pick up for Wofford despite his.

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Corey Pegram