Creighton signs Iowa Western’s top scorer Brooks


April 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Devin Brooks of Iowa Western Community College has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Creighton. The 6-foot-2 guard from New York City started all 35 games for Iowa Western last season, leading the team with 15.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He is Iowa Western’s all-time leader in assists.

Creighton coach Greg McDermott said Brooks is a player his coaching staff targeted for the Bluejays’ transition from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East next season. Brooks joins Zach Hanson of Pierre, S.D., Darian Harris of Springdale, Ark., and Toby Hegner of Berlin, Wis., as scholarship newcomers for next fall. McDermott also announced guard Nevin Johnson plans to transfer. Johnson averaged 2.2 points in 24 games last season.