Boys Basketball

Catching up with Mt. Spokane’s unsung hero, Tanner Brooks

Tanner Brooks is the classic “glue guy.” A 6-5 senior for the Mt. Spokane High School boys basketball team, Brooks fills whatever role his team needs on any given night.

Rebounds? Check. Hustle plays? Check. Hard screens? You betcha.

Brooks’ versatility is a big reason why the Wildcats are 21-1 and awaiting their next opponent in the 3A Washington state quarterfinals. We recently caught up with Brooks, who is headed to Idaho next season on a football scholarship.

How would you describe your game?

My game is to provide energy, rebounds and assists to our guys and to do whatever it takes for my team to win.

What are your goals for the season?

Team goal: Win the state championship.

Individual goal: To lead my team in rebounds and assists.

How would you describe your coach?

Very purposeful and intellectual about the game and a players coach.

Who are your favorite players?

Ronny Turiaf and Dwyane Wade.

Who was your toughest matchup of the season?

Anton Watson and Gonzaga Prep because they are the best defensive team we’ve played and they get after it on every play.

What is your favorite gym in state to play in?

Mt. Spokane.

What are your aspirations as a player?

To finish my senior year with a long run in state and to try and make all of my teammates as good as possible.

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