Posted On: 06/15/18 10:07 AM
2019 Lake Worth guard Avery Brookes was crucial to his team’s success this past season.
The 6’2″, 175-pounder is continuing his solid play here this summer in team camps and AAU ball. He’s an instinctive player who loves to take jumpers when he creates openings.
Brookes and the Trojans went 22-2, losing to Boca Raton in the Class 9A-District 10 semifinal. He had a few 30 point outings.
“My junior year at Lake Worth High was amazing. We had a good team but we came short in the first round of the playoffs,” Brookes told Prep Hoops. “Even though that happened I learned a lot from my teammates and I gained a lot of confidence in myself in big moments when my teammates were depending on me to make shots when we needed them.”
This summer, Brookes is playing with Lake Worth Pride Elite.
“I’ve been with them since I first started playing basketball and I didn’t know anything,” he said. “We Just got on the Adidas Gauntlet Silver so it’s been going good and showing me a different level of basketball.”
No offers have come yet for the rising senior, but he’s drawn interest from Rollins and Palm Beach Atlantic.
Brookes said his biggest strengths are his shooting and putting his teammates in the right position to score. He’s aiming to improve his ballhandling and explosiveness.
Voted team MVP, expect Brookes to carry the reigns once again at Lake Worth where it will be all about making a playoff run. He’s certainly a top scorer down south and someone who is emerging this summer.