Former All-Star Julius Brooks and Loyola beat Indiana Hoosiers

Julius Brooks(Page Pirates/Page HS) and his team from Loyola in Maryland just got through beating Big Ten heavyweight Indiana on Tuesday night.

We covered this kid like a blanket when he was in town and now that he has gone on to the Big Time and is part of the crew that is beating Big Ten teams, let’s hear for the young man that proved, “the dream is still alive”, when he signed late last spring with this Division I school.

We knew him when he was a freshman and he was just starting out with Coch Robert Kent at Page and here’s where this young man, who I used to see trucking in and out of the Phillips Avenue Library, and he was also downtown at the Central Library studying with a tutor so he could get into college, well here it is on Mr. Julius Brooks the former Page Pirate and now a college basketball star:

Julius Brooks scored 8 points and got 4 rebounds to help Loyola beat Indiana at Indiana on Tuesday night. It was Loyola’s first win over a Big Ten opponent. Indiana has another player who grew up in Greensboro, went to Mendenhall Middle School and was set to go to Page until his family moved to Ohio. His name is Bobby Capobianco. He is a 6’9″ freshman at Indiana. He and Julius would have played together for four years at Page.

We thought everyone might like to know about their big win and the Greensboro connection between the two teams.

This is quite a connection too when you look back at the times when we were watching Julius play ball here in town. It seems like only yesterday when Julius and Keith Manley(Grimsley HS/Gardner Webb) were going at it……

from the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds web site at Click Here.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior guard Brett Harvey scored nine of his game-high 25 points during a three-minute stretch at the end of the game to stem a ferocious Hoosiers second-half rally and lead Loyola to a 72-67 upset win Tuesday night at Indiana’s Assembly Hall.

The Greyhounds shot 58.6 percent (17-29) in the first half to build a 24-point lead and held a 46-28 lead at the intermission. A Harvey four-point play on Loyola’s first possession of the final 20 minutes put Loyola ahead 50-28 with 19:31 remaining.

Indiana (5-6) used its three-quarter court press and three-point shooting to get back in the game quickly, using a 35-10 run over 14 minutes to take its first lead of the game at 65-62 on a Jeremiah Rivers conventional three-point play with 3:48 remaining.

Harvey took over the game from there as Loyola (6-5) held the Hoosiers to one field goal for the remainder of the game and turned the keys over to its senior guard.