Devin Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns.
He is the son of former basketball player Melvin Booker.
After playing college basketball for one season with the Kentucky Wildcats, Booker was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick.
On March 24, 2017, he 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.
Booker is a three-time NBA All-Star.
Devin Booker career stats
Early Life and Career of Devin Booker
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 mother, who is reportedly of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.
while his African-American father pursued a professional basketball career internationally.
At age 12 while visiting him in Milan, he played one-on-one with Danilo Gallinari.
Booker was taught by his father that having basketball IQ was just as important as natural athleticism.
After playing for the freshman, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams during his freshman year at Grandville High School in Michigan, Booker moved to Mississippi to live with his father after the latter’s retirement from professional basketball.
He enrolled at Moss Point High School, where his father was hired as an assistant coach, in August 2011.
In his team’s fifth game of the season—a 52–32 loss to Gulfport High School—Booker scored more points than the rest of his teammates combined (15).
During the summer of 2013, Booker participated in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, the LeBron James Skills Academy, the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 camp.
In Kentucky’s first exhibition game against the University of Pikeville on November 2, 2014, Booker was the team’s second leading scorer with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including two three-pointers; he also had three assists.
On April 9, 2015, Booker declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
On June 25, 2015, Booker was selected with the thirteenth overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2015 NBA draft.
On July 13, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Suns, and in seven subsequent Summer League games, he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
He went on to make his NBA debut two days before his 19th birthday.
On July 7, 2018, Booker signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the Suns.
Due to his mother’s ethnic background, Booker drew interest from the Mexican and U.S. national teams.
He played on the 2016 USA Select Team that trained against the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.
In February 2020, he was named a finalist to play on the 2020 United States Men’s Olympic basketball team. However, the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Devin Booker’s Age
Booker is 25 years old currently, he was born on October 30, 1996
Who are Devin Booker’s parents?
His mum is Veronica Gutiérrez a cosmetologist and dad is Melvin Booker a former basketball player.
Booker Jersey number
He wears the number 1 jersey for the Suns.
Devin Booker’s Net worth
Devin Booker’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.
Who is Booker’s Girlfriend?
Devin Booker’s Girlfriend was Kendall Jenner, the youngest sister of Kim and Khloe Kardashian, the two broke up after having different future goals in June this year 2022.