Alandus Brooks - 5
Alandus Brooks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Callaway HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
02/26/1988

Experience:
3L


Junior Season (2008)
Made transition from midfielder to defender and proved to be one of the top defensive players for UAB ... came into season without having started a game, but finished as one of only three players (Dean Sorrell and Two-Boys Gumede) to start all 19 contests ... ranked second on the team in total minutes played during the season (1,616 out of a possible 1,787) ... recorded three shots on the year from the outside back position, one of which came on goal.

Redshirt Season (2007)
Did not play.

Sophomore Season (2006)
Competed in 19 of UAB's 20 games during season ... used as one of the top subs throughout campaign, particularly in the defensive midfield position ... lone shot of season came in the season-opening win over nationally-ranked Notre Dame (8/25).

Freshman Season (2005)
Played in 10 contests for the Blazers ... scored goal and an assist in win over Georgia State ... had five shots, two on goal for the season ... split time playing midfield and back positions ... listed among "Top 100 Freshmen To Watch" by College Soccer News.

High School
Standout defender for Callaway High School in Jackson, Miss. ... led team to Mississippi state finals in 2005 as co-captain of squad ... nominated as a McDonald's All-American ... selected to the Mississippi state prep all-tournament team and was honored as the team's best defender as a freshman ... participant in Adidas ESP Camp ... selected U.S. Ambassador to St. Marten Navy League ... honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society who also participated in baseball and basketball.

Other Soccer Info
Member of the Olympic Development Program's South Region team for four years ... member of the U.S. under-17 National Team ... led Bill Griffiths' Central Jackson Soccer Organization club team to four state championships and two other finals.

Personal
Full name is Alandus Keith Brooks ... born Feb. 26, 1998 in Jackson, Miss. ... parents are Alden and Juton ... majoring in computer information systems ... chose UAB over UConn and USF.

 
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