It seems like Longwood’s 2015 recruiting strategy may have switched from finding another ball-handler to adding some frontcourt depth (Quincy Taylor is the only Lancer slated to come off the books after the 2014-15 season). Coach Gee and the Lancers have offered 6’7 forward Melvin Brooks from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale. Brooks is considered a 3-star recruit and is rated as the 62nd best player in the state of Florida by Florida Hoops for the Class of 2015.
Thus far Brooks has brought in offers from not only Longwood but Central Connecticut, VMI, NJIT, Tennessee Tech, Rider, Wofford, Denver, and Big South rivals Liberty and Gardner-Webb.
Brooks joins Connor Schroeder, Michael Hall, Thomas Taylor, and Siyao Sun as forwards from the Class of 2015 who have been offered by Longwood. Sam Miller, a 6’7 win from Washington, DC was offered by the Lancers but committed to Dayton this week.
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