Keion Brooks Jr.’s status remains in limbo; source says he will remain enrolled at North Side
Sources differ on what happened between Brooks family and Coach Shabaz Khaliq
While his status with the North Side basketball program has yet to be determined, a source close to the situation has confirmed to The News-Sentinel that junior Keion Brooks Jr. is not considering a move to a prep school at this time. That same source says that Brooks will remain at the school through the remainder of the school year at least, no matter what his status with the basketball program is.
Brooks, who was in attendance for classes at North Side yesterday, also attended the Legends practice but did not participate, according to multiple sources.
The News-Sentinel has also learned that North Side coach Shabaz Khaliq, the Brooks family and school administration met prior to the team’s practice on Monday.
The junior, ranked 34th in the country and 2nd in the state in the Class of 2019 by 247 Sports, did not travel with the team to this past Saturday’s game at Elkhart Central. While details continue to be scarce with neither Brooks Jr. or Khaliq commenting, the source close to the situation did confirm that Brooks Jr. did not quit the team, nor was he pulled from the team by his father, Keion Brooks Sr., an assistant coach with the program, despite reports of such on social media outlets.
Indianasportscoverage.com writer Drew Davis reported earlier today that his sources claim that Khaliq asked Brooks Jr. to leave the team before the game last Saturday night in Elkhart. That claim has not been confirmed by the school or basketball program.
But other reports and sources paint a much different picture of what transpired, including from TheJayGravesReport.com.
TheJayGravesReport response to Keion Brooks Sr.'s (the player's dad) denial of this foolishness over the weekend! https://t.co/R8b2KyHh6w
— TheJayGravesReport (@jaygravesreport) January 23, 2018
North Side (14-4) is scheduled to play at Concordia on Friday night.
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