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Eli Brooks signs Letter of Intent with Michigan

Spring Grove basketball point guard Eli Brooks signed his National Letter of Intent with the University of Michigan on Wednesday.

Brooks' signing was posted on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon and later confirmed by Brooks' father James in a text message to 

Eli Brooks, who plays point guard for the Rockets, had verbally committed to Michigan in July. With Tuesday's signing, he's now one step closer to playing Division I college basketball.

The Wolverines are a member of the Big Ten Conference and went 13-4 overall and 10-8 in conference play. They reached the NCAA Tournament for the 26th time in program history and for the sixth time in eight years under head coach Jim Beilein. 

At 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, Brooks averaged 25 points per game last season at Spring Grove. He dished out 67 assists and knocked down 79 3-point field goals on the year. 

Brooks also reportedly received offers from powerhouse Division I programs Villanova, Ohio State, North Carolina State, Kansas State and George Mason. 

Upon verbally committing to Michigan, he said he liked the community feel surrounding the basketball program. He added that Beilein showed him the depth chart and where he could fit in with the team, and that playing time for all players needs to be earned.