Morehead State, of the Ohio Valley Conference is one of the hottest teams in the country. They are winners of there last 19 games behind Freshman Of The Year Johni Broome. Morehead State punches their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a win over Belmont University in the Conference Championship.
6’10 235 pound Johni Broome is a name that may not ring a bell to the average basketball fan. Coming out of high school Broome was not highly recruited; 247sports ranks him as a 3 star player. Entering college he was not projected to start but, his opportunity came when starting forward Tyzhaun Claude tore his ACL.
I have seen enough of Johni Broome to say that he’s the real deal! I would describe Broome’s game as very simplistic and extremely productive! His paint production, rebounding, and defense will attract the attention of NBA scouts. With more development, Broome could become a nightmare in the post.
Broome’s coming out party was against Arkansas State with a performance of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. Broome is averaging 25 minutes, 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Johni played phenomenal during the conference tournament averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds. His outstanding play was rewarded with MVP honors.
I am extremely impressed with Broome’s interior scoring, he demonstrates great foot work in the low post. He is fundamentally sound on the low block and shows the ability to shoot over either shoulder.
He has a great feel for the game. His rebounding skills or above average. His size and length creates problems for the opposition! Broome leads the conference in block shots.
Johni Broome is definitely a name that we should all remember. He is just getting started!!