Mayfield’s Brooks signs to play at North Arkansas College

Mayfield Cardinals basketball is sending another star to play at the next level.

Senior forward Deangelo Brooks signed his national letter of intent on Monday afternoon to continue his academic and athletic career at North Arkansas College in Harrison, Arkansas, next fall.

Brooks left his mark on the Mayfield basketball program following a successful three-year career.

Brooks compiled 654 total points and 360 rebounds over three seasons, helping Mayfield to two Third District championships, one First Region championship, two All “A” regional championships and one trip to the All “A” State Final Four. Following a senior season in which he averaged 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, Brooks and Cardinals head coach Payton Croft began to field offers from interested junior colleges.

“I made my decision after visiting North Arkansas a few weeks ago,” Brooks said. “I just felt like I was at home. I had a workout with them and a couple of tryouts and I just felt at home. Coaches and teammates were great on the visit, I felt like I was back here in Mayfield.”

Brooks is the first Cardinal to sign to play college basketball under second-year head coach Croft.

“D-Lo is heading to a great program with great coaches, and I couldn’t be more excited and proud for him and his family,” Croft said. “This is my first here at Mayfield, but we definitely plan on doing this more often with more kids.”