Devin Booker Biography
Devin Booker born as Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition, the youngest player to record at least 4, 000 career points besides LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
Booker became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a game, finishing with 70 points against Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017. He has earned several awards out of his skill and career such as the 2018 NBA Three-Point Contest Champion and in 2016, he earned the NBA All-Rookie First Team among others. He plays his position as a shooting guard.
Devin Booker Age| Birthday
Devin Armani Booker was born on October 30, 1996, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. He is 23 years old as of 2019. Moreover, Booker is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. But according to his birthplace, Devin Booker is an American citizen by birth. More so, he comes from a mixed ethnic background. He celebrates his birthdays on October 30th each year
Devin Booker Height
Booker stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m). While he weighs 93 kg(206 Ibs)
Devin Booker Parents| Siblings
Booker was born to Melvin Booker and Veronica Gutierrez (a Mexican American and Puerto Rican). His dad, Melvin, was a basketball player who was named the 1994 Big Eight Player of the Year and he played a point guard at Missouri. The two, Melvin and Veronica, met during a basketball game for the Continental Basketball Association’s Grand Rapids Hoops in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In his early years as his father was pursuing his professional basketball career internationally, he developed a passion for basketball. His father, in turn, taught him that having basketball IQ was just as important as natural athleticism; a lesson that he has never forgotten. He developed great talent with exceptional shooting ability and great basketball IQ. He has an older brother named Davon Wade and he has a younger half-sister, Mya, who has microdeletion syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder.
Devin Booker Wife| Girlfriend
Booker is dating Jordyn Woods. The two have however not tied the knot yet but they are going steady and peaceful. Woods is an American model and social media sensation who was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Besides that, she is Kylie Jenner’s best friend.
Devin Booker Kids
As of February 2019, he has no child. There have been rumors however that the 22-year-old got his high school sweetheart pregnant and a few months later got an Instagram model pregnant while dating Jordyn Woods. At the moment, these are just allegations but with time, we will get to know if they are true or not. The Instagram model, Aaleeyah Petty claims that Devin is the father of the child she is carrying although many believe that the baby was a product of her relationship with Justin Combs.
Devin Booker Net Worth
Booker has an estimated net worth of $2 million that he has hard-earned from his career.
Devin Booker Contract | Devin Booker Salary
Booker signed his current 4 year- $9, 985, 165 contracts with the Phoenix Suns, including $9,985,165 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,496,291. In 2018-19, he will earn a base salary of $3,314,365, while carrying a cap hit of $3,314,365 and a dead cap value of $161,364,365.
Devin Booker Career High
Booker attended Grandville High School in Michigan and after his freshman season, he moved to Moss Point HighSchool in Mississippi and played the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game. He completed his high school career with the Moss basketball team. He won the Mississippi Player of the Year Award after averaging22.8 points per game.
In his junior year, Devin was crowned Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and for his astounding performance, he earned the Sun Herald Best Player of the Year. In his senior year, he won the three-point shooting contest that Under Amour organized and averaged a total of 30.9 points per game that season. As he was finishing his high school career, he got the All-USA third team and McDonald’s All American team honors as well as being named the MVP of the South Mississippi All-Star Game.
Devin Booker College
Booker went on to the University of Kentucky. He joined the Kentucky Wildcats, and while playing for them earned All-SEC Second Team, Sec All-Freshman and the SEC Sixth Man of the Year honors after he averaged 2.0 rebounds and 10 points per game in the 2014-15 season.
After his impressive freshman season, he announced that he would forego the rest of his college career and declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. During the Draft, he was selected by the Phoenix Suns as the 13th overall player to be selected in the draft. After he signed his rookie contract, he joined the Suns for the NBA Summer League where he got a great performance, averaging 4.9 rebounds, and 15.3 points per game.
Devin made his first professional appearance for the Suns when he was 18, making history as the first player aged 18 to appear in the league. This was during the 2015-16 NBA regular season. He scored his season-high of 21 points in their game against Sacramento Kings in January 2016. He also became the youngest player to record a double-double in the NBA after LeBron James and others.
Devin Booker NBA All-Rookie Team
At the end of his rookie season, he had made 2.5 rebounds and 13 points per game while he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. He improved greatly in the following season, averaging 3.2 rebounds and 22.1 points per game. He had his best performance in March 2017 when he scored 70 points in a game and became one of the six players in NBA history and the youngest player to ever attain such feat in a season.
Devin continued making history in NBA during the 2017-18 regular season when he became the youngest player to record at least 4, 000 career points besides LeBron James and Kevin Durant. That season, he finished with an average of 4.5 rebounds and 24.9 points per game. He took part in the NBA Three-point shooting contest where he won the contest. On July 7, 2018, he further signed a 5-year contract extension worth $158 million with the Phoenix Suns.
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He then signed a five year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the Suns on July 7, 2018, making him the highest-paid player in franchise history.
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Devin Booker Injury
He was ruled out for six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair an injury to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand on September 10, 2018. The injury had always affected him mostly throughout the 2017-18 season after he jammed it on March 14 during practice. He recovered in time before the Sun’s season opener on October 17th where he scored 19 of his 35 points leading the Suns to a 121-100 victory over Dallas Mavericks.
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Suns’ Devin Booker: Listed as probable
Booker (toe) is listed as probable for Saturday’s game against the Lakers.
The expectation is that Booker will be in the lineup, but he’s still listed on the report with a sprained big toe on his left foot. Booker has been able to play through the issue of late, and he’ll enter Saturday having scored at least 20 points in four straight contests.
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