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Nets exercise contract option on sophomore guard Brooks

Associated Press

10/19/2012 6:22:21 PM

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have exercised their contract option on second-year guard MarShon Brooks, signing him through the 2013-14 season.

Brooks, picked 25th overall by Boston in 2011 and traded to the New Jersey Nets, averaged 12.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while appearing in 56 games of the abbreviated 66-game season.

He played in the rookie-sophomore game during All-Star weekend and made the NBA's all-rookie second team.