Devin Booker is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, playing for the Phoenix Suns. He has been named an NBA All-Star three times.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Devin Armani Booker was born on October 30, 1996, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Booker is the son of former NBA player Melvin Booker and cosmetologist Veronica Gutierrez. Because of his roots, he took an interest to pursue basketball.

At age 12, he was privileged to play one-on-one with Danilo Gallinari who visited him in Milan.

Team 232 phoenix suns Phoenix Suns
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.96 m / 93 kg
Born 30 Oct 1996
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The One
Team History
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2015 - present

High School and College Career

Growing up, Booker was taught by his father that having basketball IQ and instinct are as important as being a natural athlete. He later attended Grandville High School. He was lined up for the varsity basketball team. He eventually transferred to Mississippi to join his father who was retired from professional basketball at that time, and he enrolled at Moss Point High School.

Later, he enrolled in the University of Pikeville in 2014, where he became the team’s second-leading scorer with a record of 16 points with 3 assists.

He also played against Boston University with an outstanding record of 15 points with 7 assists and 6 rebounds. His next game was against Texas-Arlington, where he set another record of 19 points, leading his team to win the game.

As of April 2015, he decided to join the NBA Draft, and he was joined by teammates Aaron Harrison, Trey Lyles, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

NBA Career

He was drafted into the NBA during the 2015 NBA Draft, selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round. As of the 2023 season, he still plays for the team.

His first game with the Suns was during the Summer League, where he recorded an average of 15.3 points with 1.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds. Two days before his birthday, he made his professional NBA debut where he played against the Dallas Mavericks.

In 2016 and 2020, he was chosen to play for the US Olympic team. Since his mother is Mexican, Booker is eligible to join the Mexican national team, however, he decided to play for the US Team.

In 2020, he was first named an NBA All-Star. He would be named an All-Star again in 2021 and 2022. In 2022, he was also named to the All-NBA First Team.

Career Highlights

  • 2020–2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2022 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2016 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2018 - NBA Three-Point Contest champion
  • 2015 - SEC Sixth Man of the Year
  • 2015 - Second-team All-SEC
  • 2015 - SEC All-Freshmen Team
  • 2014 - McDonald’s All-American

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