Garrison Brooks, a 6-10 forward from Lafayette, Ala., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend the University of North Carolina and play basketball for the Tar Heels and head coach Roy Williams.
Brooks attends Auburn High School where he plays for coaches Frank Tolbert and Chris Brandt.
“We are excited and pleased that Garrison has chosen to come to North Carolina,” says Williams. “We have a definite need for players with size. We liked him early in the recruiting process and tried to sign him in the fall. We're very glad he is joining our program. He's a talented young man with a wonderful family and is the type of young man we enjoy being part of our program.”
Brooks averaged 14.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks as a senior and broke the school record for career blocks with 334. He scored 1,457 points and grabbed 1,116 rebounds in his four years, becoming the second player in Auburn High history with 1,000 or more in both categories. He earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-area honors and was runner-up for Class 7A state player-of-the-year honors. He led Auburn to the 7A state championship.
Brooks joins an incoming freshman class that includes Jalek Felton, a 6-4 guard from West Columbia, S.C.; Brandon Huffman, a 6-9 forward from Anchorage, Alaska; Sterling Manley, a 6-10 forward from Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and Andrew Platek, a 6-4 guard from Schenectady, N.Y.