It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for sons of the SEC’s assistant basketball coaches. Most notably, Michael Porter Sr.’s signing on to new Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin’s staff was soon followed by the commitment of his son, Michael, Jr., the top player in the Class of 2017. But today, another son of an SEC assistant decided to make a change in his recruitment, as Mississippi State signee Garrison Brooks requested a release from Ben Howland’s program, according to Will Sammon of The Clarion Ledger:
Mississippi State signee Garrison Brooks has requested a release, sources said https://t.co/Q4V5o4ggQ3
— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) March 31, 2017
A holdover from Rick Stansbury and Rick Ray’s staffs, Garrison’s father George has been at Mississippi State for six years, the past two under Howland. It’s unclear at this time what, if anything, Garrison’s de-commitment means for his father.
Garrison Brooks is a 4-star power forward, according to 247Sports, and the 134th best player in the country. He stands 6-foot-9 and hails from Lafayette, Ala.