Devin Armani Booker, an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, was born on October 30, 1996.
Booker spent one season playing collegiate basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being chosen 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft.
He finished the game against the Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017, with 70 points, making him the youngest player to ever reach that mark.
Booker, who is 22 years old, set a record for the youngest player in NBA history to have consecutive 50-point games in March 2019. Three-time NBA All-Star Booker assisted the Suns in 2021 as they advanced to the NBA Finals.
On June 26, 2022, the basketball star and model were spotted together, and they appeared to be having a nice time. According to TMZ, the pair got back together on Sunday at SoHo House in Miami. The outlet said that the ex-couple was exchanging “flirty looks.”
Booker is the son of Melvin Booker, who played point guard for Missouri in 1994 and was voted the Big Eight Player of the Year, and Veronica Gutiérrez, a cosmetologist.
His parents got together while his father was competing for the Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association in Gutiérrez’s native Grand Rapids, Michigan. Living with his mother, who is reputed of Mexican and Puerto Rican origin.
while his African-American father played basketball professionally abroad. Throughout the summer, he frequently went to see his father. He played one-on-one with Danilo Gallinari when he was 12 years old and visited him in Milan.
Booker’s father instilled in him the idea that basketball intelligence was just as significant as natural athleticism. Booker made friends with future NBA stars Tyler Ulis and D’Angelo Russell while they were both in middle school.
High School Career
After his father retired from the NBA, Booker relocated to Mississippi to live with him. He had previously played basketball for Grandville High School’s freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams during his freshman year in Michigan.
In August 2011, he started attending Moss Point High School, where his father had been appointed as an assistant coach. Booker scored more points than all of his teammates combined in his team’s 52-32 loss to Gulfport High School in their fifth game of the season.
He defeated Harrison Central High School with a buzzer-beater in December, boosting Moss Point’s record to 4-6 on the year. Early in January, Press-Register journalist Creg Stephenson wrote:
In his first season with the Tigers’ varsity, sophomore guard Devin Booker has blossomed into one of the top players on the coast, averaging 22.7 points per game.
Booker fell nine points short of Litteral Green’s Moss Point record for most points in a game, set in 1988 when he scored 54 against Northeast Jones High School in the Laurel MLK Shootout.
He then defeated Murrah High School and scored 32 points, including the game-winning three-pointer, to earn ESPNHS.com’s Southeast Player of the Week honors.
At the time, Booker was attracting interest from schools including Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida, Alabama, Georgetown, Michigan, and Missouri, according to his father’s account to reporters.
On November 2, 2014, Booker scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including two three-pointers, in Kentucky’s first exhibition game against the University of Pikeville. He also had three assists.
After a stellar performance of 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists against Boston University, Booker recorded a then-season high of 18 points in a victory over Montana State on November 23.
With 6-of-8 shooting from the field and three three-pointers, he was the team’s leading scorer. Booker set a new season best in Kentucky’s 92-44 victory over Texas-Arlington by scoring a team-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including five made three-pointers.
Booker averaged 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game in 38 games for Kentucky in 2014–15. He subsequently won the SEC Sixth Man of the Year award and was selected for the All-SEC Second Team as well as the SEC Freshman Team.
Booker sent notice of his intent to enter the NBA draught on April 9, 2015, foregoing his remaining three years of college eligibility. Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, and Karl-Anthony Towns, all of Kentucky, were present with him.
Booker joined the Suns on July 13 and in the seven Summer League games that followed, he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per contest.
Two days before turning 19, he then played in the Suns’ season-opening game against the Dallas Mavericks to make his NBA debut. He played 21 minutes against the Mavericks, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in a defeat of 111-95.
In a defeat against the Sacramento Kings on the score of 142-119 on January 2, 2016, Booker scored a then-season-high 21 points. He set a rookie record for the Phoenix Suns with six three-pointers on January 19 when he scored 32 points in a 97-94 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
At 19 years, 81 days old, Booker became the third-youngest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in a game, trailing only LeBron James and Kevin Durant. He also became the youngest Suns player to do it. Booker competed in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge for Team USA.
In addition, he participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Contest, where he beat out Stephen Curry (2010), Kyle Korver (2004), and Dennis Scott to become the event’s youngest participant ever and the competition’s fourth rookie to do so (1991).
He advanced to the competition’s final round, where he came in third place, trailing only the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
National Team Career
The Mexican and American national teams were both interested in Booker because of his mother’s cultural heritage. He participated in training sessions with the 2016 U.S. Olympic team while on the 2016 USA Select Team.
He was selected as a finalist in February 2020 to play for the American men’s basketball team in the 2020 Summer Olympics. However, the COVID-19 epidemic forced the 2020 Summer Olympics to be moved to 2021.
Devin Booker’s Net Worth
American professional basketball player Devin Booker has a $30 million dollar fortune. In October 1996, Devin Booker was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a McDonald’s All-American shooting guard who attended Moss Point High School.
At Kentucky, where he played collegiate basketball, Booker was recognized as the SEC Sixth Man of the Year, Second-Team All-SEC, and a member of the SEC All-Freshmen Team.