HOUSTON - University of Houston sophomore guard Armoni Brooks collected the team’s latest postseason hardware Tuesday when he was named the American Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year.
Brooks was one of only six Cougars to compete in all 30 games to date this season and has been a major factor as the 21st-ranked Cougars posted a 24-6 overall record and 14-4 mark in league play to tie for second under Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.
The Round Rock, Texas, native averaged 10.2 points per and 2.6 3-pointers per game and ranks among the league leaders in both 3-point field goal percentage and 3-point field goals made per game.
Brooks enjoyed double digit points in 17 games this season with four 20-point games, including a career-high 24 points against Prairie View A&M inside H&PE Arena on Dec. 17. He drained at least four 3-pointers in eight games this season, including a personal-best seven treys in home wins against SMU and ECU.
He became the third Cougar to pick up American Athletic Conference postseason honors. On Monday, senior guard Rob Gray was named to the league’s First Team, while freshman forward Fabian White Jr. earned a place on the All-Rookie Team.
Cincinnati’s Gary Clark was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and received the Sportsmanship Award, while Tulane’s Melvin Frazier was recognized as the Most Improved Player. Tulane earned the Team Academic Award.
Brooks leads the Cougars into the postseason this weekend. The Cougars will compete as the No. 3 seed at the Aarons American Athletic Conference Championship, beginning Thursday inside the Amway Center in Orlando.
Houston will face the winner of the game between No. 6 seed UCF and No. 11 seed ECU at 8 p.m. (CST) Friday. The game will be shown on ESPNU and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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