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Houston Rockets' Aaron Brooks is named most improved player

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Houston Rockets' point guard Aaron Brooks has been named the NBA's most improved player.

Brooks set a career high in scoring, averaging 19.6 points a game, an 8.4-point increase from last season.

He also averaged a career-high 5.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game, and set a franchise record for most three-pointers made (209).

Brooks, selected by the Rockets out of Oregon in the first round of the 2007 draft, won the award despite the fact that his team failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, and finished with a 42-40 record.

Brooks garnered 403 of 615 points from a panel of 123 sportswriters and broadcasters. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and San Antonio's George Hill tied for second with 101 points apiece.

-- Melissa Rohlin

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Aaron Brooks. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press.

 
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