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Zach Brooker Saw USC As An Opportunity He Couldn’t Resist

Zach Brooker is a class of 2020 combo guard who has decided to continue his basketball career at the University of Southern California. Brooker is a California native playing at the highly touted Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, home to household names such as Bronny James, Cassius Stanley, Scotty Pippen Jr, and Kenyon Martin Jr., to name a few.

When the opportunity presented itself to Zach Brooker that he could continue his collegiate career athletically and academically at one of the top institutions in the world, he jumped on it.

Academics played a huge factor for Brooker when he decided that he wanted to pursue Business Administration at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a tempting offer he couldn’t refuse. The Campus is downtown Los Angeles roughly an hour from Brooker’s preparatory school. Brooker mentioned, “It was important for me to stay close to home, while my parents could come and watch my games.” Having the ability to receive a world-class education while playing for a head coach like Andy Enfield was a dream come true for Brooker.

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Brooker releasing a jump shot during summer workouts alongside teammate Malik Thomas

Brooker also got to know the team before stepping on Campus while playing against teammates in high school such as Isiah Mobley, Ethan Anderson, Harrison Hornery, and Malik Thomas. Brooker was excited to join such a highly talented group of guys and continue to get better on the court.

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Brooker’s strengths consist of his 3-point sharpshooting and high-intensity defense. He possesses intangibles, is a good teammate no matter the situation, and adapts to whatever the team needs.

Brooker’s high school career started at Sierra Canyon, where he played three years alongside multiple NBA talents. During his senior campaign, Brooker wrapped up at Calabasas High School, where he ended the season averaging nearly 20 points per game.

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Brooker catching up with Former teammate Isiah Mobley after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Brooker mentioned he is very excited to get involved with the team and partake in whatever duties he is given within the group. He notes that he is excited about the opportunity to play in the Pac-12 and continue his athletic career while attending a top university like USC.