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Kentucky signs Keion Brooks, graduate transfer Nate Sestina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Brooks is the Wildcats' first signee of the spring period that began Wednesday and runs through May 15. Considered a consensus top-40 prospect by several recruiting web sites, he averaged 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season for La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. Brooks joins a recruiting class that includes guards Tyrese Maxey and Dontaie Allen, who signed last fall.

Earlier Thursday, Kentucky signed the 6-9, 245-pound Sestina. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his first season starting for the Bison and ranked sixth and second respectively in the Patriot League. Sestina also shot 54% from the field with 41 3-pointers on 38% shooting from behind the arc in making the All-Patriot second team.

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Updated April 18, 2019

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