Rockets guard Brooks named most improved player

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks has been named the NBA's most improved player this season, the league said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old set career highs in points (19.6 per game), assists (5.3) and rebounds (2.6) while improving his scoring average by 8.4 per game.

A first-round pick by the Rockets in the 2007 draft, Brooks became only the sixth NBA player to record at least 200 three-pointers and 400 assists in the same season.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill tied for second place.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Ed Osmond)