Eli Brooks is starting to cement himself into the starting point guard spot for the Michigan men's basketball team.
Making his third consecutive start for the Wolverines on Sunday, Nov. 26, Brooks had his best game of his young college career. The Spring Grove High School graduate helped Michigan roll to an 87-42 win over UC-Riverside to improve to 6-1.
Brooks played the fewest minutes of any of the Wolverines' starters, but he still managed to post his best statistical game of the season. He had eight points on 3-of-6 shooting. That is a new career high in points, while the 50 percent shooting is also a career high. Brooks also hauled in a career-high four rebounds, dished out a pair of assists and had a block.
Since being inserted into the starting lineup before Michigan's second game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Tuesday, Nov. 21, Brooks is averaging 21 minutes, six points and 2.3 rebounds per game. The Wolverines are 3-0 in those games.
Brooks and Michigan will get their toughest test of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 29, when they travel to face No. 9 North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Tip-off for that game is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN.