Devin Booker is a professional basketball player who currently plays in the shooting guard position for the Phoenix Suns. He is also eligible to play for the Puerto Rican national team because of his Puerto Rican descent. Booker became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a game on March 24, 2017.
Booker’s father, Melvin Booker was an international professional basketball player. At Grandville High School, he played all throughout his freshman to junior years for the basketball varsity. He transferred to Moss Point High School where his father was the assistant coach. Booker showed shooting prowess on court and reached up to 43 points in a game.
During his years at the University of Kentucky, he led the team in scoring, usually with three-pointers. Booker did not pursue his final three years of eligibility and declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
He was picked by the Phoenix Suns where he became the youngest player to debut at the age of 18 upon playing a minimum of a year in college. He became a starting player when Eric Bledsoe suffered from an injury. Booker accomplished many career milestones during this season due to his scoring prowess. In the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year Award voting, he finished fourth.
Booker was chosen to be a part of the team who practiced against Team USA’s training for the Summer Olympics. He also stayed as the starting shooting guard for the team during the 2016 to 2017 Season. He became the youngest player in the history of the league to achieve consecutive games with 39 points or more. When Booker recorded at least 20 points for 16 consecutive games, he became the youngest in the NBA to achieve such a milestone. On March 24, 2017, he became the sixth player in the league to record 70 points in a game.
During the 2017 to 2018 Season, Booker was third behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James when he recorded having the most 30-point games before becoming 21 years old. He reached 3,000 points and was cited as the fourth youngest player in the NBA to do so.
For the 2018 to 2019 Season, he signed contract with the Suns. Booker was ruled out for the first few games due a right hand injury.
• NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2018)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)• SEC Sixth Man of the Year (2015)• Second-team All-SEC (2015)• SEC All-Freshmen Team (2015)• McDonald’s All-American (2014)