Devin Booker

ALL-ROOK ALL-BOOK
A RECAP OF DEVIN BOOKER’S
NBA ALL-ROOKIE RUN

ABOUT BOOK

The best scoring season by a Suns rookie in 20 years. Six 30-point games. An appearance in the NBA Three-Point Shootout. The youngest player in the NBA.

Devin Booker’s first year in Phoenix earned him multiple accolades, plenty of highlights, and the respect of peers and observers around the league. Check out the best of his rookie season as captured by cameras, written in word and spoken by those who knew the 19-year-old’s talent the moment they saw it.

SCORING SUN

13.8 ppg: Highest-scoring Suns rookie since Michael Finley (15.0 ppg) in 1995-96

YOUNG STATS

Fourth-youngest to 1,000 total points behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant

IN GOOD COMPANY

1 of just 5 players in NBA history to reach 1,000 total points as a teenager. Others – Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony – have combined for a 46 All-Star appearances

SIX:THIRTY

Six 30-point games, most by a rookie since Blake Griffin (2010-11)

RECORD SETTER

14 consecutive games with a made three-pointer, most by a Suns rookie in franchise history

DIME DROPPER

On March 12, 2016, at Golden State, became the second-youngest player in NBA history with a game of at least 11 assists (LeBron James twice)

SUN SETTER

In March, led all rookies in points (22.4) and assists (4.9) per game After Christmas of 2015, averaged 17.9 ppg. Over an entire season, that average would be the third-highest by a Suns rookie in franchise history.

BACK-2-BACK

Booker and LeBron James are the only teenagers in NBA history with back-to-back 30-point games

SEVEN SUN

Seventh Suns player to appear in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Three-Point Shootout

RISING STAR

Scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge of NBA All-Star Weekend

BOOKER ARTICLES

NBA All-Rookie Team

Booker, Fan to Draft Lottery

Pursuing Greatness

Three Point Shootout

March in Context

2015-16 Player Review

Booker/Chandler Contest

Towns Believed in Booker

Soaks in All-Star Weekend

Teletovic/Booker Prank

Booker’s 1st NBA Thanksgiving

Debut Game

Hoops a Family Sport

Post-Draft Q&A

BOOKER VIDEOS

BOOKER Galleries

Book in the Big Apple

Booker Infographics

Booker Gallery

Rookie Photo Shoot

Booker Gets Pranked

Booker’s Career Night

8 Awesome Things

Get Excited For Book

All-Star Weekend

NBAZ Fan Fest

AROUND THE LEAGUE

I think he’s fantastic. He has the right attitude. He has the right competitive spirit. I think his footwork is extremely sound. His fundamentals are extremely sound. Now it’s just about him figuring out exactly what his game and being able to go to that every single night.”
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers
I never had that worry in my mind about Devin succeeding in the NBA,” Towns said. “Whatever team he was going to get drafted to, they were getting a winner and one of the best shooters in this league, possibly that we’ll ever see. I’m just surprised that 12 other teams passed him up.”
Karl-Anthony Towns
Minnesota Timberwolves
Is he only 19? Wow, that’s impressive. He doesn’t play like it. He plays under a lot of control. Beautiful jump shot. Underrated athlete. He’s going to be a really good player in this league for a long time. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and that’s what’s most important for a young player. I expect a lot out of him over the next few years because, playing against him, I can tell you he has a lot of ability.”
Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors
Did we think Devin would be setting records and putting up numbers with some of the great players in the history of the game at 19 years old in his rookie year? No. I don't think any of us could have anticipated that.”
Ryan McDonough
Suns GM
Told Stephen A [Smith] all season Devin Booker would be lottery pick. Just made it. Love him because best pure shooter in draft.”
Skip Bayless
ESPN (Draft Night)
Devin Booker has a tremendous shot and confidence to match. He will be a very good NBA player.”
Dan Shulman
ESPN (Draft Night)
I thought his IQ and how he explained that was really top-notch. I think his ceiling for improvement and how good he can be is going to be tremendous.”
Dennis Scott
NBATV
While there are players who might have larger impacts going forward, none is more tailor-made for this era than Booker, a 6’6” shooting guard selected at No. 13 by the Suns...”
Deantae Prince
SI.com
I think when you look at Booker, he gives you some hope for what might develop with more and more of the young guys you’re going to be adding to the mix here.”
Sekou Smith
NBA.com
The Phoenix Suns just got the steal of the 2015 NBA Draft. Devin Booker could be the 2nd best UK player taken behind Towns.”
Jon Rothstein
CBS Sports (Draft Night)
Booker doesn't need the ball to be effective, but he can be effective off the dribble when he gets it. That kind of wing player is rare, and very valuable. He draws a ton of attention zipping through a maze of picks away from the ball, and he's canny about changing his route on the fly if he notices his defender guessing in a certain direction.”
Zach Lowe
ESPN.com

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