Grizzlies reward Brooks for red-hot early stint

MarShon Brooks has been rewarded for his record-setting start with the Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed MarShon Brooks to a two-year contract, according to Yahoo Sports.

The Grizzlies announced the signing Friday, though they did not specify the length of the deal.

Brooks has appeared in three games for the Grizzlies after signing a 10-day deal on March 27. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has scored more points (70) than anyone in franchise history through their first three games.

He scored 21 points in his debut with the team and is averaging 23.3 points and 3.7 assists on the season. He has scored at least 20 in all three games; no other Grizzlies player had scored at least 20 points in his first two.

Per the Grizzlies’ press release: 

Selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2011 draft following a four-year collegiate career at Providence, Brooks has appeared in 167 regular season games (49 starts) during his three-year NBA career and has averaged 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.7 minutes for the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.

He was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie Team with the Nets. The Long Branch, New Jersey native also has played in the NBA G League for the Maine Red Claws and Santa Cruz Warriors and has competed internationally for Emporio Armani Milano in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.