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Aaron Brooks
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Aaron Brooks 3917
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Franklin
Experience: 1 Letter

2004 Pac-10 All-Freshman | 2005 All-Pac-10 H.M.

Career Notes
Enters the season sixth in UO career assists with 322 and needs 103 more to pass Fred Jones (424/2000-04) for fourth. Ranks 10th in UO career 3-point field goals, and could enter that list’s top five by season’s end. Needs 111 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Will be looked to as a senior leader on and off the floor for the Ducks. Follows in the footsteps of Luke Ridnour as another prep All-American point guard from the State of Washington playing for the Ducks. Says his game is patterned after Jason Kidd and Kevin Johnson.

Uneven junior season saw him earn his first career double-double and lead the Pac-10 in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.81-to-1). Started 31 of 32 games and ranked second on the team, averaging 10.8 points per game. Led Oregon and was fourth in the Pac-10 in assists per game at 4.4. Was second on the team and seventh in the league in free throw percentage (.807). Led the Ducks with 35 steals. Oregon’s leading scorer seven times and assists leader 25 times. Had 18 double figure scoring games. Scored 13 points with seven assists in win over Rice. First career double-double came against Howard with 10 points and 10 assists. Netted 19 points in home win against Oregon State. Followed that with 17 points in home victory over Arizona. Scored 18 points in road win at Arizona State. Season-high 20 points came in road win at USC.

Earned all-Pac-10 honorable mention status following some of the most impressive games ever by an Oregon sophomore. Top performance of the season was a career-high 34-point effort in a 90-83 win against USC that tied Duck great Ron Lee (versus Washington in 1974) for the most points ever by a UO sophomore. It was also the third-highest single game total by an Oregon point guard. Made 12-of-13 free throws in that game. Was named The Sporting News national player of the week for his efforts. Played in all 27 games, starting 26. Oregon’s leading scorer at 14.7 points per game (10th in the Pac-10) and also led in assists at 4.6 per game (third in the Pac-10). Led the team in scoring eight times and was the assists leader 20 times. Excellent free throw shooter, hitting 94-of-110 on the season (85.5 percent) to rank third in the league. Eight assists in back-to back games to open the season (Idaho State, New Mexico) and also scored 22 points in early-season win over the Lobos. Netted 16 points in tough road win at Fresno State. Scored 25 points against Winthrop. Two solid efforts against Oregon State with 24 points in a home win (Jan. 8) and 21 points in a road loss (Feb. 5). Season-high nine assists in home win against Washington State.

Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors despite missing 10 games due to a broken bone in his right wrist. A real difference maker in terms of what Oregon was able to accomplish on offense when he was healthy versus the games he missed. The Ducks averaged 16.7 turnovers per game while Brooks sat out with the injury; in the final 10 games with a healthy Brooks running the show, Oregon averaged just 13.2 turnovers per game. In 21 games (18 starts), was fourth on the team averaging 7.0 points per game and ranked third in assists at 2.7 per game. Also one of the Ducks’ better free throw shooters at 78.8 percent. Started to show real promise the second week of the season when he scored nine points with a season-high six assists in the Pape’ Jam win against Marshall. Followed that with 12 points and a season-high six rebounds against Kansas, before scoring 13 versus Santa Clara. Fantastic start to Pac-10 season featured 13 points (three-of-four threes) in win at USC. Emotional punch of the backboard support at UCLA two days later resulted in a broken hamate bone in his right wrist that required surgery and caused him to miss 10 games. Upon his return to action in mid-February, exhibited why he was sorely missed when he scored 16 points (four-of-six threes) with five assists at California and then notched a season-high 17 points two days later at Stanford.

Before Oregon
Earned just about every honor possible in leading Franklin to the Washington 4A state championship as a senior. A McDonald’s and Parade (third team) All-American. Played in the McDonald’s and EA Sports national all-star games. Named the Gatorade, Associated Press, Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune state player of the year. Averaged 24.3 points, 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as a senior as the Quakers went 25-2. Scored 38 points to lead Franklin past Mead 67-55 in the state championship game. Also had a big game against rival Garfield, scoring 31 points in a 86-70 Franklin win. Had five points and four assists in the McDonald’s All-Star game. Rated the 31st-best recruit nationally (fourth-best among point guards) and the 37th-best by Played for Ernie Kent on the USA Basketball Junior National team that won the bronze medal at the 2002 qualifying tournament in Venezuela, and advanced the USA to the 2003 FIBA World Championships. Scored 8.8 points per game with 10 assists for the USA team. As a junior, averaged 18.7 points and 7.5 assists per game for Franklin and was named to the All-Kingco League first team. Averaged 16.8 points and 6.7 assists per game as a sophomore and 7.6 points and 6.2 assists per game as a freshman.

Born Aaron Jamal Brooks January 14, 1985, in Seattle, Wash. Also goes by “AB.” Parents are Alvertis Brooks, Sr., and Bernardean Hampton. One older brother, Alvertis, Jr., who played basketball at Seattle University. Member of the Skyway Club. High School (Coach): Franklin (Jason Kerr). Major is political science.

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