- Personal Information:
- Full Name: Devin Armani Booker
- Nicknames: Book, DBook
- Date of Birth: October 30, 1996
- Age: 27 years
- Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
- Father: Melvin Booker (Former professional basketball player)
- Mother: Veronica Gutierrez (Cosmetologist)
- Siblings: Davon Wade, Mya Powell
- Relationship Status: Previously in a relationship with Kendall Jenner (as of last year)
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- Phoenix Suns (Jersey #1, Positions: Small Forward, Shooting Guard)
- Position: Shooting Guard
- Year: 2015
- Round: 1st
- Pick: 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns
- NBA Debut: October 28, 2015
- Experience: 8 years
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 1.98 m (6 feet 6 inches)
- Weight: 93 kg (206 pounds)
- Shoe Size: Size 13 (US)
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- Latest Contract: 4 years, $224 million (Signed July 6, 2022)
- Average Annual Salary: $56 million
- Net Worth: Estimated $50 million
- Other Details:
Devin Booker Stats
Devin Booker, a prominent player for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA, has made a name for himself as a Shooting Guard, donning the jersey number #1. Here’s a summary of his career stats:
- Teams Played For: Phoenix Suns
- Position: Shooting Guard
- Jersey Number: #1
Career Averages (Per Game):
- Games Played (GP): 535
- Games Started (GS): 510
- Minutes (MIN): 33.8
- Field Goals (FG): 8.4-18.2 (46.1% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 2.1-5.8 (35.7% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 5.1-5.9 (86.9% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 4.0 (0.6 offensive and 3.4 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 4.8
- Steals (STL): 0.8
- Blocks (BLK): 0.3
- Fouls (PF): 3.0
- Turnovers (TO): 3.1
- Points (PTS): 24.0
- Field Goals (FG): 4503-9763 (46.1% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 1103-3087 (35.7% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 2723-3134 (86.9% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 2133 (296 offensive and 1837 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 2570
- Steals (STL): 450
- Blocks (BLK): 147
- Fouls (PF): 1586
- Turnovers (TO): 1654
- Points (PTS): 12832
- Double Doubles (DD2): 43
- Triple Doubles (TD3): 0
- Disqualifications (DQ): 20
- Ejections (EJECT): 5
- Technical Fouls (TECH): 78
- Flagrant Fouls (FLAG): 13
- Assist to Turnover Ratio (AST/TO): 1.6
- Steal to Turnover Ratio (STL/TO): 0.3
- Scoring Efficiency (SC-EFF): 1.314
- Shooting Efficiency (SH-EFF): 0.52
Devin Booker has established himself as a key scorer and an essential part of the Phoenix Suns’ lineup. His stats highlight his efficiency as a shooter and his ability to contribute significantly in points per game. Booker’s ability to handle the ball and create plays, as well as his proficiency in shooting from beyond the arc and at the free-throw line, underline his role as a versatile and impactful shooting guard in the NBA.
Devin Booker 2023-24 Profile
Devin Booker — the 6 foot 6, 206 pound shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns — has blossomed into one of the most prolific scorers in the NBA today. Booker is a clear disciple of top shooting guards like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, who were in their primes during Booker’s childhood and could do it all on the offensive end. Not only has Booker modeled his game after all-time greats like these, but he has perhaps surpassed them, in some respects (three point shooting, namely). Now Booker is looking to lead his Suns to another NBA Finals in 2023-24, and capture the NBA Championship that has eluded their franchise thus far. And despite the Western Conference being stacked, Booker’s presence on the Suns makes them serious championship contenders.
In this article, we’ll discuss Devin Booker’s general information, his pre-NBA background, his how NBA career has gone so far, and what we can expect from him in 2023-24.
Devin Booker General Information
Devin Armani Booker was born on October 30, 1996, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. His parents are Melvin Booker and Veronica Gutierrez. Melvin Booker is a former professional basketball player and Gutierrez is a cosmetologist.
Devin Booker is currently single, but as of last year was in a relationship with Kendall Jenner, a member of the iconic Kardashian family and a worldwide fashion mogul.
On July 6, 2022, Booker signed a 4 year, $224 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns — making for an annual average salary of $56 million. Booker’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Devin Booker wears jersey number 1, and wears a size 13 (US) shoe.
Devin Booker Background
Devin Booker started his high school career at Grandville High School in Grandville, Michigan, then transferred to Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi (where his father coached) after freshman year. As a junior at Moss Point, Booker averaged 29.7 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game. He was named Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year for 2013.
Booker averaged 30.9 points per game in his senior season and finished his three-year career at Moss Point with 2,518 points. He was named to the USA Today All-USA third team, played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, and in the Jordan Brand Classic after the season ended.
Booker was considered a top recruit in his high school class, and committed to play college basketball at the University of Kentucky.
During his freshman season at Kentucky, Booker was part of one of the most talented college rosters ever assembled; including players like Trey Lyles, Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, and other future NBA players. In 38 games for Kentucky in 2014–15, Booker averaged 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game. He subsequently earned SEC Sixth Man of the Year honors and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the All-SEC Second Team.
After Kentucky (who went 38-1 during the season) was upset in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Booker declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after just one season at Kentucky. And on June 25, 2015, Booker was selected as the thirteenth overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.
Devin Booker’s NBA Career So Far
Devin Booker made his NBA debut two days before his 19th birthday, and scored 14 points in 21 minutes. He competed in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Contest, and made it to the final round of the event. He finished his rookie season averaging 13.8 points in 76 games, and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team Honors.
Booker’s game improved immensely during his second season. He ended the 2016-17 season averaging 22.1 points per game — a near 9-point increment from his 13.8 points in 2015–16. He also improved his assists, rebounds, and had the exact same field goal percentage (42.3%) as the season prior.
Unfortunately, Booker’s 2017-18 season was plagued by injuries, as he missed time with a left adductor strain and a right hand sprain. He did, however, win the NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Contest this year, and finished the season averaging 24.9 points in 54 games.
On January 24, 2019, Booker became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to reach 5,000 career points. Two months later, he became the first player in Suns franchise history to score 50 or more points in back-to-back games. Booker, now a certified offensive juggernaut, finished this 2018-19 season averaging 26.6 points in 35 minutes per game.
Booker made his first All-Star team in the 2019-20 season, and was exceptional in the NBA’s pandemic bubble in Orlando, Florida. In this season, Booker once again averaged 26.6 points per game, and tallied 6.5 assists per game, as well. Yet, Booker had still never played in a playoff game.
But that would change in the 2020-21 season. Booker would make another All-Star team in this season, average 25.6 points per game, and help lead Phoenix through the NBA Playoffs all the way up until the NBA Finals. Despite the Suns losing in the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks, Booker averaged 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in the series.
Booker’s Suns finished the 2021-22 regular season with the league’s best record, going 64-18. Booker also made another All-Star team, and was named to the All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. Although the Suns lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals, Booker averaged 23.3 points and shot 43.1% on three pointers in 10 playoff games.
In 2022-23, Booker’s points per game was 27.8, which is the highest of his career thus far. While the Suns lost in the Western Conference Semifinals once again, Booker scored an incredible 33.7 points (on over 50% shooting from three-point range) per game throughout the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
Booker has also played for the US National Team, and won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics with Team USA.
Devin Booker 2023-24 Season Forecast
With the departure of Chris Paul and the addition of Bradley Beal to the 2023-24 Phoenix Suns (along with also having Kevin Durant), Booker will likely need to be more of a facilitator that he has ever been in his career. While he is clearly comfortable with the ball in his hands, and has a proven passing aptitude, the addition of Beal might mean that Booker gets less shots per game. Yet, if the short sample size we’ve seen in the 2023-24 season is any indication, Booker’s current 31.5 points per game clip shows that he’s still going to score — a lot.
Yet, the one downside to Devin Booker’s game has always been his defensive ability. The Suns know he can score; but if they want to realize their Championship aspirations, Devin Booker will likely need to produce the best defensive season of his career in 2023-24. Only time will tell whether he’s up to the task.
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