Last Updated : October 5, 2021
|Quick Info→||Age (2021): 23 Years Old||Marital Status: Single|
Armoni Brooks joined the Houston Rockets on April 3, 2021. Barely ten days into his new team and the player is already attracting attention with his game against the Phoenix Suns. He scored 14 points in just 14 minutes, and though the Houston Rockets lost 120 to 126, Brooks made a great first impression.
|Short Bio and Career|
|Real Name/Birth Name:||Armoni Daetrell Brooks|
|Basketball Position:||Shooting guard|
|Current NBA Status:||Under Two-Way Contract (Houston Rockets)|
|Family And Siblings|
Anganika Harris Brooks
|Date of Birth:||5th June 1998, Friday|
|Age (2021)||23 Years Old|
|Birth Place:||Round Rock, TX|
|Hometown:||Round Rock, Texas|
|High School:||McNeil High School|
|College:||University of Houston|
|Height:||6 Feet 3 Inches (190.5 cm)|
|Weight:||195 lbs (88.5 KG)|
|Hair Type:||Short Curly|
|Awards & Nomination|
|Awards:||Second-team All-AAC (2019)|
AAC Sixth Man of the Year (2018)
|Income & Assets|
|Net Worth (As in 2021):||$1-$5 Million|
|Annual Salary:||$1,489,065 (2021-2022)|
Brooks was praised by head coach Stephen Silas for his performance. Many fans of the team are cheering for him, but perhaps his best support comes from his girlfriend, whose support he shared in an Instagram story.
🏀 14 points in 14 minutes— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 13, 2021
🚀 @snipabrooks_ pic.twitter.com/z5w6C08Fho
Brooks scored his career-high against the Phoenix Suns, scoring 14 points in just 14 minutes. Known for his strong shooting skills in the G League, Brooks showcased his ability, connecting on 4 of the 5 shots he attempted from the 3-point range.
As veteran guards Sterling Brown and DJ Augustin were both unavailable because of their sore left knee and sprained left ankle respectively, Brooks made most of his appearance, showcasing what he could contribute to the team.
Head coach Stephen Silas praised Brooks for his performance, “That was awesome to see. We had him in the fourth quarter of a tight game, and he was stepping up and making shots. That was great. It was really cool to see.”
Stephen Silas on Armoni Brooks (@snipabrooks_): “That was awesome.That was awesome to see. Four of five from three.Had him in in the 4th quarter of a tight game & he was stepping up & making shots.That was great. It was something really cool to see.” @UHCougarMBK @HoustonRockets pic.twitter.com/J27zcJfe2u— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 13, 2021
Brooks too expressed his thoughts on his performance and what it meant to him and his team.
Being able to get out there and show them that I’m capable of playing at this level, and at least producing some… it’s a great motivation. It’s going to keep me going, and it’s going to build confidence, both for myself and my teammates.
Brooks joined the Rockets on April 3, 2021, and has already shown us what he is capable of. But he was just moments away from not being with the Rockets.
Brooks opened up about the moment he got the news of his signing to Mark Berman, the sports director at Fox 26 (KRIV). He was at the airport, on his way to New Zealand to play in a pro league. At that moment, he got a phone call and received news that he had been signed to a two-way contract.
Former @UHCougarMBK star Armoni Brooks (@snipabrooks_)on signing with #Rockets : “I was actually in the airport on my way to go to New Zealand (to play in pro league). I got a phone call & they said they signed me to a two-way (contract) & I just started crying in the airport.”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 3, 2021
Rockets Wire reported that Brooks would be effectively replacing Ben McLemore as the designated sharpshooter off the bench.
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Brooks had a brilliant start to his NBA career, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for him. During his high school days at Round Rock McNeil, he was a great shooter but wasn’t considered to be a star player in the making.
Big programs showed little interest in recruiting him, but Brooks was happy with the few offers he received. He attended Houston University and called it the best decision he ever made back in 2019.
Soon, Brooks grew to be Houston Cougars’ best player and was declared for the 2019 NBA draft. Unfortunately, he went undrafted and played with Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks before being selected by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the first round of NBA G League draft in January 2021.
Three months later, Brooks signed with the Houston Rockets, the Viper’s NBA affiliate.