Armoni Brooks will join the Atlanta Hawks in training camp, as the team announced Tuesday that they had come to an agreement on a contract with the junior out of the University of Houston. League sources tell Peachtree Hoops the deal is an Exhibit 10 contract, which means the Hawks have no further commitment to him past the preseason, but can hold onto him if he performs well over the next two months.
Brooks played with the Washington Wizards in summer league and looked slated to spend training camp with them, but after a lackluster performance in Las Vegas, the Wizards went in a different direction. His primary skill is his three-point shot, which he hit at a 40 percent clip in three years in Houston, but he shot just 2-for-17 from distance in Vegas. From an NBA perspective, he brings little else to the table and was not on the draft radar for most teams. He worked out for the Hawks in the pre-draft process and apparently showed enough in that workout to offset his shaky play in Summer League.
Brooks will have an opportunity to showcase himself to the Hawks, who make no bones about their love for shooters. As of now, Atlanta has an open roster spot on the 15-man roster, so Brooks has an outside chance of popping in preseason and earning that position.