• Hunter Phillips

Brooklin Dailey Verbally Commits to Drake

Updated: Apr 1

Brooklin Dailey is staying close to home.

The 6'0" combo guard from Pleasant Hill recently announced her verbal commitment to Drake on Twitter. Dailey averaged 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and shot 50.3 percent from the field as a sophomore for Southeast Polk High School last season. In two varsity seasons, Dailey has made 42 starts for a program that has reached the Iowa High School State Basketball Tournament for now three-straight years.

On the court, Dailey is a multi-dimensional threat. Offensively, Dailey can drain triples, create off the dribble and isn't afraid to finish with contact. Defensively, she uses her length to win fifty-fifty battles, deflect passes and shot attempts. The most impressive aspect of Dailey's game is her vision. An excellent facilitator, Dailey dished-out 32 assists last season (3rd on Southeast Polk) and can find teammates in transition and half-court sets. Dailey has been showing off those skills with the All Iowa Attack this summer.

Of course, Brooklin isn't the only athlete in the Dailey household. Her mother, Tracy, is the head girls basketball coach at Southeast Polk and played collegiately at Moberly Community College and at the University of New Mexico. Her father, Mike, was a linebacker at the University of Iowa. And her older brother, Jaxon, a senior at Southeast Polk, will play football at Arkansas State University.

Dailey is the latest Southeast Polk standout to take their talents to the next level: Grace Larkins (South Dakota), Rylie Kruse (Central Missouri), Jacey Huinker (Sioux Falls), and Caitlin Ingle, Drake's career leader in assists.

In 2023, Dailey will join a well-rounded crop of local standouts at Drake that includes: Grace Berg (Indianola), Katie Dinnebier (Waukee), Ava Hawthorne (Gilbert), Ashley Iiams (Ames), Megan Meyer (Mason City) and Maggie Phipps (Ankeny). The future looks bright for the Bulldogs.