4-Star PF Prospect J'Raan Brooks Commits to USC over UVA, OU, Cal and Stanford

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2017

Credit: Scout

J'Raan Brooks announced Monday he has committed to the USC Trojans.

Brooks is the No. 86 player overall and No. 19 power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, according to Scout.

Brooks is a solid scorer who can hold his own inside at 6'8" and 215 pounds. While his range doesn't extend to the three-point line, he can consistently knock down jumpers from mid-range. His work on the glass will also help a team that tied for 154th in rebounding (36.1 rebounds per game).

Brooks is the first commitment for USC's 2018 class.

Head coach Andy Enfield has done well to turn the Trojans around after the program stagnated under Kevin O'Neill. USC has reached the NCAA tournament in each of the last two years, and this would be the fifth straight year Enfield has signed a top-100 player—assuming Brooks doesn't waver in his commitment to the school.

The Trojans are still in the hunt for Taeshon Cherry as well, with the 5-star small forward listing USC among his six finalists last week:

Cherry is the No. 24 player and No. 7 small forward in the country, per Scout. Putting him, Brooks and Chimezie Metu, who averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds as a sophomore, in the same frontcourt would be an imposing sight for opposing teams.

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