VA’s Brooks Accepts Scholarship

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, May 8th, 2016

VA’s Brooks Accepts Scholarship

Vermont Academy unsigned senior point guard Nick Brooks announced his commitment to West Virginia Wesleyan at VA Alumni Classic on Sunday.

West Virginia Wesleyan is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Mountain East Conference.

He also took to his twitter account to announce his decision in a special Mother's Day tweet.

"We are very happy for Nick and his family," Vermont Academy head coach Alex Popp told the New England Recruiting Report. "Fit is very important to us at VA. Our 2015 class all hit the ground running in college. Ronnie Suggs (Bradley), Corey Johnson (Harvard) and Jimmy Fritzon (RI) all started as freshmen. West Virginia Wesleyan is a great match for Nick and we are excited to monitor his future."

A six-foot- point guard who possesses both speed and quickness with the ball in his hands, Brooks has the ability to create tempo like few others and is also able to get into the paint both in the open floor as well as half-court settings.

A New Jersey native who previously attended Rutgers Prep before arriving in Saxtons River last year as a junior, he helped VA advance to the NEPSAC finals in each of his two seasons in New England and was an important part of the backcourt rotation for the team that won the 2016 NEPSAC AA championship. 

He's also run with Sports U in the Under Armour Association for the last two years, most recently during last month's NCAA evaluation period, when he turned in solid performances in both New York and Indianapolis.

Brooks becomes the fourth member of Vermont Academy's 2016 class to accept a full athletic scholarship joining Bruce Brown (Miami), Tyrique Jones (Xavier) and Patrick Fisher (Winthrop).