Devin Booker Wiki – Biography
Devin Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi, and played in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, before spending one season playing college basketball for the University of Kentucky. He was drafted 13th overall in the 2015 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.
On March 24, 2017, Booker became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a game, finishing with 70 against the Boston Celtics. In March 2019, at 22 years old, Booker became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games. His father, Melvin Booker, played for three teams in the NBA. Booker received his first NBA All-Star selection in 2020. Devin Booker’s channeling of the late Kobe Bryant is what has propelled the Phoenix Suns to four straight wins since the NBA’s restart, he said on Thursday after the team’s latest victory.
Booker is the son of Veronica Gutiérrez, a cosmetologist, and Melvin Booker, who was named the 1994 Big Eight Player of the Year while a point guard at Missouri. His parents met while his father was playing basketball for the Continental Basketball Association’s Grand Rapids Hoops in Gutiérrez’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Booker was born and raised in Grand Rapids, living with his Mexican-American and Puerto Rican mother while his African-American father pursued a professional basketball career internationally. He visited his father regularly during the summer. Booker was taught by his father that having basketball IQ was just as important as natural athleticism. During his time in middle school, Booker became friends with future fellow NBA players D’Angelo Russell and Tyler Ulis.
Devin Booker Age
Devin Booker is 23 years old.
Devin Booker Career
The young star explained that his own “Mamba Mentality” is what has helped get the Suns to within striking distance of the final seed in the Western Conference.
“Kobe’s with me every day. You guys see what I put on my shoes with the ‘Be Legendary.’ It’s a reminder,” Booker said.
His performances since entering the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla., have been nothing short of Kobe-esque.
Since July 31, Booker has put together games of 27, 30, 35, and 20 points. One of those games included a win over the Los Angeles Clippers in which he hit a game-winning shot over Paul George.
Suns coach Monty Williams hasn’t been too surprised about Booker’s effort.
“This is how that young man plays all the time and everybody is just getting a chance to see it now,” Williams said, according to Arizona Sports. “I think it’s like an announcement to the rest of the world who wasn’t paying attention to him.”
Phoenix is 30-39 overall after four straight wins in the bubble. With four games left, the Suns are two games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the West.