Michigan guard Eli Brooks is coming back for one more season. The 6-foot-1 combo guard announced his intentions to return to Ann Arbor today.
📰 SPECIAL ROSTER NEWS 📰
Simply put …
A CAPTAIN IS BACK!
Taking advantage of the NCAA's one-time rule in response COVID-19, Eli Brooks met with Coach Howard & accepted the additional year to return for the 2021-22 season!#GoBlue 〽️🏀#ForCompetitorsOnly pic.twitter.com/GMDLq9wquL
— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) April 14, 2021
Brooks averaged 9.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 29.9 minutes per game as a senior and made 40% of his 3-point attempts.
The NCAA is allowing players an extra year of eligibility due to the impact of the coronavirus on the 2020-21 season. Brooks’ return doesn’t impact Michigan’s scholarship count for next season. Fellow seniors Chaundee Brown and Mike Smith announced their intentions to pursue professional opportunities while Isaiah Livers and Austin Davis haven’t made formal announcements but are expected to move on.