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Nets get G Brooks from Celtics in draft day trade


Posted Jun 23 2011 10:34PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Nets acquired Providence guard MarShon Brooks in a trade with Boston, after the Celtics selected the nation's No. 2 scorer with the No. 25 pick of the first round of the NBA draft Thursday.

The Nets selected JaJuan Johnson of Purdue with their first pick, No. 27 overall, then traded the 6-foot-10 center, who won the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year award, to Boston, along with a future second-round pick, for the rights to Brooks.

The 6-5 Brooks, who averaged 24.6 points per game last season, with a career-high of 52 against Notre Dame, is compared by NBA scouts to Josh Howard and Jordan Crawford. The 22-year-old shooting guard gradually increased his scoring average over all four seasons at Providence.

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