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Aaron Brooks: High School Standout
Born on January 14, 1985, in Seattle, Washington, Aaron Jamal Brooks would grow up to take the basketball world by storm. Aaron Brooks attended Franklin High School in Seattle where he “earned just about every honor possible.” In Aaron Brooks’ senior year, Franklin High earned a trip to the Washington 4A State Championship. In that championship game, Aaron Brooks posted 38 points, leading the Franklin High to a 67-55 win.
Aaron Brooks: Oregon Ducks Star
A high-profile recruit, Aaron Brooks headed just south to attend the University of Oregon, where he was a four-year starter for the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team. In his freshman year, Aaron Brooks replaced current NBA guard Luke Ridnour at the starting point guard position. Aaron Brooks earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors and an honorable mention All-Pac-10 during his sophomore year with the Oregon Ducks.
In his senior year, Aaron Brooks willed the Oregon Ducks to a third-place tie in the Pac 10 conference. One of the frontrunners for the Pac-10 Player of the Year award, Aaron Brooks led the Oregon Ducks to a Pac-10 Championship win, ousting Arizona, Cal, and USC, before falling in the Midwest Regional Final against defending champion Florida. Finishing his four-year Oregon Ducks career with 13.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 4.1 APG, Aaron Brooks was named to the 2007 AP All All-American First Team and the 2007 John Wooden All-American Team.
Aaron Brooks: Entering the Draft
On the heels of an impressive college career, Aaron Brooks entered the 2007 NBA Draft. The Houston Rockets picked up the speedy, six-foot point guard with the 26th overall pick in the first round. Fans with Houston Rockets tickets were excited to see what the Oregon Ducks star could do while donning a Houston Rockets logo. Houston Rockets tickets would feature the versatile guard who could hit from just about anywhere on the floor –perimeter, midrange, three-point range, or in the paint.
Aaron Brooks: Rockets Rookie
The Houston Rockets entered the 2007-08 NBA season with a bit of a log jam at the point guard position with Rafer Alston, Steve Francis, Mike James, and Aaron Brooks. However, when back-up PG Steve Francis suffered a season-ending injury and veteran Mike James fell out of favor with Coach Rick Adelman, Aaron Brooks zeroed in on his chance to shine. Fans with Houston Rockets tickets would see flashes of brilliance from the lightning-quick rookie, who played in 51 games throughout the season, averaging 5.2 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in just about 12 minutes per game.
Aaron Brooks: Training Camp
In the 2008 off season, the Houston Rockets traded away back-up PG Bobby Jackson, leaving back-up point guard duties up to the young Aaron Brooks, much to the delight of fans with Houston Rockets tickets. In seven preseason contests, Aaron Brooks dazzled coaches and fans by averaging a team-high 14.4 points along with 4.1 assists and improving in every game. After playing so well in the preseason, Aaron Brooks suffered an ankle injury that would have him sidelined to start the 2008-09 NBA regular season. Fans with Houston Rockets tickets hoped for a speedy return of their rising point guard.
Aaron Brooks: 2008-09 Season
Fans with Houston Rockets tickets wouldn’t have to wait long for the explosive Aaron Brooks to return to the court. After less than a week, Aaron Brooks was ready to play, scoring 14 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists in just 20 minutes of play during the Houston Rockets’ win over instate and division rival Dallas Mavericks. Since Aaron Brooks’ return, Coach Adelman has called upon No. 0 to run the offense and provide a solid scoring option off of the bench. Early in the season, Aaron Brooks is shooting an amazing 47% from behind the arc, which is a significant upgrade over his rookie campaign and his NCAA career.
Aaron Brooks: Standout Games
While the 2008-09 NBA season is still young, there have been a number of key games for Aaron Brooks already. In the Houston Rockets’ road game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 6, 2008, Aaron Brooks returned to his former stomping grounds, receiving a warm reception from fans in Oregon. That night, Aaron Brooks scored 14 points in this homecoming game.
During the Houston Rockets West Coast trip, fans with Houston Rockets tickets watched Aaron Brooks come alive. Against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Aaron Brooks scored 20 points for the Houston Rockets in a losing effort. However, Aaron Brooks made headline news with his stellar play against the Phoenix Suns, scoring 19 points off of the bench, tallying 1 block, and hauling in 4 rebounds.
Aaron Brooks: Future with Rockets
Fans with Houston Rockets tickets know that they have one of the quickest, most explosive guards in the entire NBA. Fans are lining up to buy Houston Rockets tickets as Aaron Brooks matches up against some of the elite point guards in the game and in the Southwest Division alone, including Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets and Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs. Aaron Brooks has already become a favorite of fans with Houston Rockets tickets and will continue to play a key role in the Houston Rockets’ push for a third NBA Championship in franchise history.