5th Year
Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 161lbs
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
College: Oregon

  • ABOUT ME

    NBA TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected by Houston in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft .... Signed a multi-year contract with Houston (7/7/07) ... Assigned to Houston's D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers (12/6/07) ... Recalled from the Vipers (12/14/07) ... Houston picked up team option on contract (10/30/08) ... Traded by the Rockets to the Phoenix Suns for Goran Dragic and a first-round pick (2/24/11) ... Signed a multi-year free agent contract with Sacramento (7/16/12).

    NBA AWARDS

    Named 2009-10 NBA Most Improved Player.

    NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    Averaging 12.5 ppg (.411 FG%, .363 3pt%, .850 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 3.6 apg, and 25.0 mpg in 272 career NBA games with Houston (2007-08 - 2010-11) and Phoenix (2010-11) ... Named 2009-10 NBA Most Improved Player after averaging a career-best 19.6 ppg (.432 FG%, .398 3pt%, .822 FT%), a career-high 2.6 rpg and 5.3 apg, and 35.6 mpg in all 82 games for Houston ... Became first Rockets player to win award ... Tallied a career-high 43 points (14-30 FG, 6-9 3pt, 9-12 FT) in Houston's 120-114 triple-overtime win over Minnesota (1/13/10).

    2011-12 REGULAR SEASON

    Led the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the China Basketball Association to the Finals while leading the team in points (22.3 ppg), assists (4.8 apg) and steals (1.9 spg) ... Tallied 40 points while playing 38 minutes off the bench in a 110-97 win over the Tianjin Ronggang (1/6/12), just five points shy of matching the team record for most points in a game ... Led the team in assists in each game leading up to the 2012 CBA Finals, where they lost to the Stephon Marbury-led Beijing Ducks.

    2010-11 REGULAR SEASON

    Averaged 10.7 ppg (.375 FG%, .297 3pt%, .886 FT%), 1.3 rpg, 3.9 apg, and 21.8 mpg in 59 games with Houston and Phoenix ... Averaged 11.6 ppg (.346 FG%, .284 3pt%, .940 FT%), 1.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, and 23.9 mpg in 34 games (started 7) with Houston ... Averaged 9.6 ppg (.430 FG%, .328 3pt%, .807 FT%), 1.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, and 18.9 mpg in 25 games (started 5) with Phoenix ... Scored 20 or more points four times ... Recorded two double-doubles.

    2009-10 REGULAR SEASON

    Earned 2009-10 NBA Most Improved Player Award presented by Kia Motors after averaging a career-best 19.6 ppg (.432 FG%, .398 3pt%, .822 FT%), a career-high 2.6 rpg and 5.3 apg, and 35.6 mpg in all 82 games for Houston ... Made the largest jump in points per game (+8.4 ppg) of any qualifying player in the NBA after averaging 11.2 ppg in 2008-09 ... Finished tied 18th in scoring in the league and was tied 21st in assists per game ... Scored 20 or more points in 39 games, 30 or more in 10 games, and 40 or more once ... Recorded six double-doubles ... Led the Rockets in scoring in 34 games and assists in 45 contests ... Ranked first in the NBA in three-pointers made (209), setting a new Houston single-season record by surpassing Rafer Alston's mark of 192 set in 2006-07 ... Became just the sixth NBA player in history to make at least 200 three-pointers and dish out 400 or more assists (434) in the same season ... Set a new franchise record with 39 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer made (12/22/09 - 3/17/10), passing Luther Head's previous record of 37 ... Tallied a career-high 43 points (14-30 FG, 6-9 3pt, 9-12 FT) in Houston's 120-114 triple-overtime win over Minnesota (1/13/10).

    2008-09 REGULAR SEASON

    Averaged 11.2 ppg (.404 FG%, .366 3pt%, .866 FT%), 2.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 25.0 mpg in 80 games (started 35) with Houston ... Missed two games, one due to flu-like symptoms (2/4/09) and another due to a bone contusion in his right ankle (10/29/08) ... Finished tied for 21st in the NBA in free-throw percentage (.866 FT%) ... Scored 20 or more points in 10 games, 30 or more points once ... Recorded two double-doubles ... Tallied six points, three assists, and two rebounds in 16 minutes for the Sophomore Team in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam (2/13/09) ... Made first NBA start at San Antonio (11/14/08), finishing with 14 points (6-17 FG), eight rebounds, and three assists ... Recorded first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds at Minnesota (12/20/08).

    2007-08 REGULAR SEASON

    In rookie season with the Rockets, averaged 5.2 ppg (.413 FG%, .330 3pt%, .857 FT%), 1.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, and 11.9 mpg in 51 games ... Finished sixth among rookies in assists ... In two games with the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaged 23.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 5.0 apg.

    NBA PLAYOFFS HIGHLIGHTS

    Averaging 12.8 ppg (.436 FG%, .365 3pt%, .807 FT%), 2.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, and 25.9 mpg in 19 career playoff games with Houston ... Saw action in six playoff contests in 2007-08, averaging 4.2 ppg (.320 FG%, .818 FT%), 1.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, and 8.3 mpg with the Rockets in the 2008 NBA Playoffs ... Averaged 16.8 ppg (.453 FG%, .422 3pt%, .804 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, and 34.2 mpg in 13 playoff contests in the 2009 NBA Playoffs ... Scored 20 or more points in four games, 30 or more points once ... Averaged 15.3 ppg and 4.3 apg in six games against Portland in the First Round ... Averaged 18.0 ppg and 2.6 apg in seven games versus the Lakers in the 2009 Western Conference Semifinals ... Made 23 straight free throws (5/4-5/17/09) ... Recorded a career playoff-high 34 points (12-20 FG, 4-9 3pt, 6-6 FT) in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Lakers (5/10/09).

    COLLEGE

    Averaged 13.1 ppg (.430 FG%, .374 3pt%, .834 FT%), 3.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, and 32.7 mpg in 115 career games (started 110) in four seasons (2003-04 - 2006-07) with Oregon ... Finished collegiate career as Ducks' ninth all-time leading scorer with 1,511 points, while ranking fourth in assists (471), fourth in three-pointers made (205), fifth in free-throw percentage (.834) and sixth in steals (127) ... As a senior, was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team, SPORTING NEWS All-American second team, AP All-American third team, and the John Wooden All-American Team after averaging a Pac-10-high 17.7 ppg (.460 FG%, .404 3pt%, .846 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, and 36.8 mpg in starting all 35 games during the 2006-07 season ... As a junior, led the Pac-10 in assists-per- turnover ratio (1.81) and ranked fifth in assists (4.3 apg) ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in sophomore season after leading the Ducks in scoring (14.7 ppg, 10th in Pac-10) and assists (4.6 apg, third in Pac-10) in 2004-05 ... Despite missing 10 games with a broken bone in his wrist, earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors after averaging 7.0 ppg (.371 FG%, .368 3pt%, .788 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 25.8 mpg in 21 games (started 18) in 2003-04.

    INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

    Led the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the China Basketball Association to the Finals while leading the team in points (22.3 ppg), assists (4.8 apg) and steals (1.9 spg) ... Tallied 40 points while playing 38 minutes off the bench in a 110-97 win over the Tianjin Ronggang (1/6/12), just five points shy of matching the team record for most points in a game ... Led the team in assists in each game leading up to the 2012 CBA Finals, where they lost to the Stephon Marbury-led Beijing Ducks.

    USA BASKETBALL

    Was 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 in 2007 ... Member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal (after suffering a two-point loss to host Venezuela in the semifinals) ... That squad featured current NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kris Humphries, Andre Iguodala, and Deron Williams.

    PERSONAL

    Full name is Aaron Jamal Brooks ... Nickname is "AB" ... He and wife Shavonne have three daughters: MiKah, and twins Khylie and Khobi ... An avid bowler and enjoys playing video games ... The Aaron Brooks Foundation in conjunction with Drills and Skills partnered with 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 three through 12 ... Majored in political science in college ... Led Franklin High School in Seattle to the Washington 4A State Championship as a senior ... McDonald's and Parade Third-Team All-American ... Played in the McDonald's and EA SPORTS National All-Star Games ... Named Washington's High School Player of the Year by Gatorade, The Associated Press, Seattle Times and Tacoma New Tribune as a senior at Franklin.

  • Q&A

    • Snapbacks or fitted hats?
    • A Beanie.
    • Favorite app on your phone?
    • Boxer.
    • What superhero would you be in a comic book?
    • Superman.
    • Who has the best style on the team?
    • No one.
    • How many times do you hit snooze in the morning?
    • Zero.
    • All-time favorite sneakers?
    • Jordans.
    • Best singer on the team?
    • No one.
    • Best dancer on the team?
    • No one.
    • How many songs are on your MP3 player?
    • 33,000.
    • Person you admire the most?
    • My mom.
    • Goal for the team this season?
    • Make Playoffs.
    • Personal goal for the season?
    • Make Playoffs.
    • Favorite movie as a kid?
    • Coming to America.
    • Favorite show as a kid?
    • Fresh Prince.