-- Devin Brooks, a junior college All-American guard at Iowa Western, has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Creighton University. Brooks will be a junior in 2013-14 and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Brooks is a 6-foot-2 guard from Harlem, N.Y., where he attended St. Raymond's High School and played for Oliver Antigua, averaging 15 points and nine rebounds per game.
Brooks started all 35 games for Iowa Western this past season, leading the team in scoring (15.9), rebounding (6.6) and assists (5.6). He is IWCC's all-time leader in assists (355) and fifth in scoring (1,028), and was recently named a Third-Team All-American by the NJCAA. He was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NJCAA National Tournament after a 29-point effort in the quarterfinals, and is a two-time First Team All-Region XI honoree.
Brooks also averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as a freshman for the Reivers, with single-game highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds.
“Devin is someone that we targeted as we transition into the BIG EAST Conference," said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott
. "He is a playmaking guard that will fit well with our current team and is someone that we feel should be able to play multiple positions. He has been highly successful playing for Jim Morris at Iowa Western CC over the course of the past two seasons and we are excited about his future in the Creighton Basketball family."
Brooks will be the first Iowa Western transfer to also play at Creighton since Cliff Bates (1997-99) and joins true freshmen Zach Hanson (Pierre, S.D.), Darian Harris (Springdale, Ark.) and Toby Hegner (Berlin, Wis.) as scholarship newcomers for next fall.
Additionally, McDermott confirmed reports that guard Nevin Johnson
had asked for his release and intends to transfer. A redshirt freshman from Houston, Texas, Johnson averaged 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in 24 appearances as a reserve in 2012-13.
Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record and No. 22 national ranking. The Bluejays won the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and Tournament titles, while advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The school joins the BIG EAST Conference on July 1.