GENERAL: Quick guard with great speed and range...Mentally tough...Can get to the bucket, and hit pull-up jumpers...Good shooter with 3-point range...Has a good handle and is a solid passer...Strong defender who accepts challenges on defensive end of floor...Good athlete and clutch performer...Played point as a freshman, could see action at off-guard this season.
2011-12: Medical red-shirt
2010-11: Appeared in 28 games, making 25 starts at point guard...Led Siena with 44 steals, including career-high five against UAlbany (12/4) and Niagara (1/30)...Also led Siena with 119 assists (4.3 per game), and dished out career-high nine assists against UAlbany and Niagara...Scored career-high 18 points, along with seven assists and zero turnovers, at Saint Bonaventure (12/28)...Grabbed career-high five rebounds against Saint Peter's (1/21) and Maine (2/19).
BEFORE SIENA: Played mostly on the wing/combo-guard in high school alongside Maalik Wayns at Philadelphia power Roman Catholic...Was one of just six players named to the Class 4-A Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) All-State Basketball First Team as a senior after averaging 18.9 points and six assists per game...Was additionally selected the Catholic League MVP and was a First Team All-City selection in Philadelphia.
PERSONAL: Born February 23, 1992 in Philadelphia...First player to commit to Mitch Buonaguro after opting out of his commitment to Tulane following coaching change there...Chose Siena because of its academic reputation...Undecided business major.
The Rakeem Brookins File:
Nickname: Rahk Major: Sociology Where do you see yourself in five years? Overseas Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Lacrosse What I like most about Siena Basketball is: We are a family My best Siena Basketball moment has been: Owen hitting the big 3 against Manhattan last year If I didn't play basketball, I would: Be in the kitchen The funniest player on the team is: Trenity Burdine. One thing people would be surprised to know about me is: I am a good cook What is one thing you can't do without? My cell phone. If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy My hobbies are: Playing 2k13 and Madden. My biggest fear is: Being broke
Class at Siena: The Family Professional Athlete: Carmelo Anthony Pro Sports Team: Sixers Food: Steak Pizza Topping: Sausage Season: Winter