Devin Booker, born on October 30, 1996), whose hometown is Moss Point, Mississippi, USA, is a shooting guard and plays for the Suns. Strong scoring ability, comprehensive and rich offensive skills, accurate shooting, and excellent key ball ability.
Location: G (No. 1)
Height: 1.96 meters / 6 feet 5
Team: Phoenix Suns
School: University of Kentucky
Draft: 13th pick in the first round of 2015
Salary this season: $29.43 million
In 2014, Booker entered the University of Kentucky. In the 2014-15 season, Booker averaged 10 points and 2 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game. He made 47% of his two-pointers and 41% of his three-pointers. Booker’s performance in college has shown the potential to become a “scorer”.
In 2015, he was selected by the Suns with the 13th pick in the first round of the draft, and entered the NBA with the 13th overall pick. Living up to expectations, he once scored 70 points in a single game to pay tribute to the boss Kobe, and he is also one of Kobe’s disciples. He showed good scoring ability during his rookie period, and the Suns took him as the cornerstone of the team. In the 2018 offseason, he signed a 5-year 158 million early renewal contract with the Suns.
Booker is best at using mid-range shots to finish, especially in the face of defenders using techniques such as triple threats or retreating steps, and his shooting rate is quite stable. In the years when the Suns lacked core guards, Booker also improved his organizational skills. With Paul joining, Booker’s potential was fully released.