Brooke Denton | Age 17 | Skutt High School
With her long, blonde hair, brown eyes and infectious smile, one might not describe Brooke Denton as a “gym rat”…without knowing her. Other ways to describe Denton: sharp shooter, 3-point specialist, basketball star.
Having played the sport since the second grade, Denton has had aspirations of eventually playing college basketball, a dream that is now reality as she recently accepted a scholarship from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where she plans to study Physical Therapy.
Known as a hard worker, Denton has dedicated herself to basketball, playing not only for Skutt High School, but also for Iowa Attack— a Nike Elite AAU club based out of Ames, Iowa. This club play has allowed her to travel the country playing in high profile tournaments where her teams have consistently performed well. It’s also given her the opportunity to train with her mentor Lyndsey Medders, who was an All-American Point Guard at Iowa State and WNBA Draftee.
At Skutt, Denton is a four year Varsity player and has been a starter since her sophomore year. One of her most memorable performances was during the District Championship her freshman year when she pumped in three straight 3-point shots in 40 seconds, giving her team the lead they held to get the win.
Denton has amassed quite a collection of individual accomplishments, with 94 3-pointers in her first three years at Skutt, 47 of those during her junior year. She was named All-Area and All-State Honorable Mention her sophomore and junior seasons by the Omaha World Herald and was named All-State Honorable Mention by the Lincoln Journal Star her junior season.
As a senior this year, Denton’s fans are excited to watch her sizzle the net and close out her high school career with a star performance.
Brooke has an older brother Dillon and two step-sisters, Paige and Jordan Denton. She is the daughter of Bill and Bobbie Koon of Omaha and Darin and Tina Denton of Lincoln.