Devin Booker to Compete in the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will be one of eight shooters to participate in the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, the league announced today. The event will be part of All-Star Saturday Night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Feb. 13.

 

Competing against Booker, who at 19 years old will be the youngest participant in the history of the contest, will be last year’s winner Stephen Curry of Golden State, Miami’s Chris Bosh, Houston’s James Harden, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, the L.A. Clippers’ J.J. Redick and Golden State’s Klay Thompson.

 

Currently leading NBA rookies by making 41.8 percent (51-of-122) of his three-point attempts, Booker ranks 12th among all qualified players this season. The Suns guard will be the first teenager and just the fourth rookie to compete in the event that dates back to 1986. He will become the first rookie participant since Curryin 2010 with Philadelphia’s Kyle Korver (2004) and Orlando’s Dennis Scott (1991) also competing in their first seasons.

 

Booker will become the seventh Suns player to compete in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Saturday Night, joining Jeff Hornacek (1992), Dan Majerle (1993; 1995), Quentin Richardson (2005), Joe Johnson (2005), Steve Nash (2008) and Channing Frye (2010). Richardson is the only Sun to win the event, taking the title in 2005.

 

The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, which will be televised exclusively on TNT, is a two-round, timed competition featuring five shooting locations positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four orange balls (each worth one point) and one multi-colored “money” ball (worth two points).  The fifth rack is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five shooting locations.  Every ball on this rack is worth two points.  The players have one minute to shoot as many as the 25 balls as they can.  The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.

 

Below is the lineup for the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and a list of previous winners:

 

2016 FOOT LOCKER THREE-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS

Player, Team                                     Pos.     Ht.       Wt.                  Made  Att.      %        

Devin Booker, Suns                            G         6-6       206                  51        122      41.8

Chris Bosh, Miami                             F          6-11     235                  78        213      36.6    

Stephen Curry, Golden State            G         6-3       190                  232      506      45.8

James Harden, Houston                    G         6-5       220                  140      401      34.9

Kyle Lowry, Toronto                         G         6-0       205                  135      348      38.8

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee            F          6-8       234                  100      243      41.2

J.J. Redick, L.A. Clippers                   G         6-4       190                  120      249      48.2

Klay Thompson, Golden State          G         6-7       215                  155      357      43.4

 

(statistics through games played on Wednesday, Feb. 3)

 

FOOT LOCKER THREE-POINT CONTEST WINNERS

 

2015 – Stephen Curry, Golden State

2014 – Marco Belinelli, San Antonio

2013 – Kyrie Irving, Cleveland

2012 – Kevin Love, Minnesota

2011 – James Jones, Miami

2010 – Paul Pierce, Boston

2009 – Daequan Cook, Miami

2008 – Jason Kapono, Toronto

2007 – Jason Kapono, Miami

2006 – Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

2005 – Quentin Richardson, Suns

2004 – Voshon Lenard, Denver

2003 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento

2002 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento

2001 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee

2000 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah

1998 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah

1997 – Steve Kerr, Chicago

1996 – Tim Legler, Washington

1995 – Glen Rice, Miami

1994 – Mark Price, Cleveland

1993 – Mark Price, Cleveland

1992 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

1991 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

1990 – Craig Hodges, Chicago

1989 – Dale Ellis, Seattle

1988 – Larry Bird, Boston

1987 – Larry Bird, Boston

1986 – Larry Bird, Boston

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