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Aaron Brooks biography

Date of birth : 1985-01-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-23
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Phoenix Suns, NBA Draft

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Aaron Jamal Brooks is an American basketball player who is currently a point guard for the Phoenix Suns. Drafted in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft


In his third season with Houston, won the 2009-10 NBA Most Improved Player Award presented by Kia Motors after averaging career highs of 19.6 points and 5.3 assists in a career-most 82 starts … made the biggest jump in points per game (+8.4) of any qualifying player in the NBA from 2008-09 (11.2) to 2009-10 (19.6) … among qualifying players, stood as one of just three players in the league with an increase of two assists per game (+2.3) from 2008-09 (3.0) to 2009-10 (5.3) … finished tied for 18th in the NBA in scoring average (19.6) and tied for 21st in assists per game (5.3) … topped the Rockets in scoring 34 times (including ties) and led the team in assists on 45 occasions … had a team-high 39 20-point performances (Rockets record: 23-16), 10 30-point outings and one 40-point contest, including 10 20-point games in the month of Dec. alone … became the first Rockets point guard to reach at least 20 points in 20 or more games since Steve Francis (42 in 2002-03) … marked the third time in his career to register four straight 20-point games (12/13/09-12/18/09, 1/27/10-2/2/10 and 3/1/10-3/7/10) … reached double-figure scoring in a career-high 40 consecutive outings (12/23/09-3/21/10) … notched six double-doubles and six double-digit assist games … stood first in the NBA in 3-pointers made (.398, 209-525 3FG), setting the franchise single-season record for treys (prev. mark: 192-529 3FG by Rafer Alston in 2006-07) … became just the sixth player in NBA history to make at least 200 3-pointers (209) and dish out 400 or more assists (434) in the same season … set the franchise record with 39 consecutive games (12/22/09-3/17/10) with at least one 3-pointer made (prev. mark: 37 by Luther Head from 11/4/06-1/13/07)

Has averaged 13.0 points (.380, 358-943 3FG) and 3.6 assists in 213 games (117 starts) with Houston … owns 50 career 20-point performances in the regular season, 11 outings of 30 or more points and one 40-point contest … has posted eight career double-doubles … voted NBA Most Improved Player (2009-10), becoming the first Rockets player to ever win this award … selected to participate with the Sophomore Team in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam … participated with Houston in two NBA Summer Leagues (2007, 2008) … earned T-Mobile Rookie of the Month honors for 2007 NBA Summer League … named to the 2007 NBA Summer League All-Star Team … played in two games with the NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers (23.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 5.0 apg in 2007-08). 2008-2009: In his second season with the Rockets, averaged 11.2 points (113-309 3FG) and 3.0 assists in 80 games (35 starts) … averaged 13.0 points and 3.7 assists in his 35 starts … DNP for one game (10/29/08) with a bone contusion in his right ankle … DND for one game (2/4/09) with flu-like symptoms … finished tied for 21st in the NBA in free throw percentage (.866, 149-172 FT) … had 10 20-point games and one 30-point outing … posted two double-doubles … reached double-figure scoring in a season-best seven consecutive contests (3/9/09-3/20/09) … registered the first consecutive 20-point games of his career (20 on 3/24/09 and 21 on 3/28/09) … recorded a stretch of 21 straight outings (2/20/09-4/1/09) with at least one 3-point field goal made … notched six points, three assists and two rebounds in 15:53 of action with the Sophomore Team in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam held during the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix (2/13/09) … made his first NBA start at San Antonio (11/14/08), finishing with 14 points (6-17 FG), eight rebounds and three assists

Named to the USA Basketball Men's Select Team that was chosen to help prepare the 2007 USA Senior National Team for its gold-medal run at the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 … member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal.


Averaged 13.1 points and 4.1 assists in 115 games (110 starts) during his four-year career at the University of Oregon … finished his collegiate career as Oregon's ninth all-time leading scorer with 1,511 points, while ranking fourth in assists (471), fourth in 3-point field goals made (205), fifth in free throw percentage (.834) and sixth in steals (127) … earned Second-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Third-Team accolades from The Associated Press as a senior … member of the Wooden Award All-American Team and was named First-Team All-Pac-10 in his final campaign … started all 35 games in 2006-07, leading the Pac-10 in scoring (17.7) and ranking fifth in assists (4.3) … started 31 of 32 games as a junior and averaged 10.8 points … also led the Pac-10 in assists-per-turnover ratio (1.81) and finished fourth in assists per game (4.4) in 2005-06 … played in all 27 games (26 starts) as a sophomore, leading his team in scoring (14.7 ppg, 10th in Pac-10) and assists (4.6 apg, third in Pac-10) … earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in 2004-05 … also earned Pac-10 All-Freshman recognition, averaging 7.0 points and 2.7 assists in 21 games (18 starts).


Born Aaron Jamal Brooks on Jan. 14, 1985, in Seattle, Washington … nickname is "AB" … married to Shavonne … has one daughter, MiKah … favorite sport other than basketball is football … is an avid bowler and enjoys playing video games … the Aaron Brooks Foundation in conjunction with Drills and Skills looks to partner with local middle schools to develop a comprehensive youth development strategy for underserved, school-aged youth in the Houston area … his foundation holds a golf tournament to raise funds, which allows Drills and Skills to provide free basketball camps to children in grades third through 12th … was Rockets HP Digital Assist Spokesperson, hosting a pizza party for Pearland Jr. High West students as a reward for being the first Houston-area school to successfully submit an online project … Pearland Jr. High West and 19 other middle schools in Greater Houston took part in this HP Digital Assist program, which invited middle school student teams to create sports or basketball-themed digital media projects that demonstrate their knowledge of math, science or reading … assisted with the Rockets relief efforts following Hurricane Ike, distributing supplies to individuals affected by the storm on Sept. 18, 2008 … majored in political science in college … led Franklin High School to the Washington 4A State Championship as a senior … was a McDonald's and Parade Third-Team All-American … played in the McDonald's and EA SPORTS National All-Star Games … named state's Player of the Year by GATORADE, The Associated Press, Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune in final campaign at Franklin.

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