Devin Armani Booker
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Devin Booker was raised for basketball. While his father pursued a professional career internationally, he taught Devin to be a student of the game. Before his senior year in high school, Devin committed to Kentucky for his college ball. He made the SEC All-Freshman Team and won the SEC Sixth Man of the Year award. After one season with the Wildcats, he declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
Devin was selected 13th by the Phoenix Suns. Devin had a breakout rookie season. He set several marks for a layer of his age. As a 19 year-old, he participated in the 3-Point Challenge in all-Star Weekend. He finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting and made the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His next year he grabbed headlines scoring 70-points in a game - a feat only five players before him had done. He won the 3-Point contest in 2018. Booker's outstanding performance won him a maximum contract entering the 2019 season.
- Devin made his NBA debut two days before his 19th birthday
- Only Wilt Chamberlain, David Robinson, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and Kobe Bryant had scored 70 in one game before him.
- Hip-hop artist Drake rocked a Moss Point jersey in one of his concerts, a salute to Devin’s high school roots
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