Former Kentucky Wildcat and Phoenix Suns rookie shooting guard Devin Booker scored 34 points against the Miami Heat last week to notch his second 30-plus point performance of the season and as a television graphic posted to Kentucky basketball’s official Twitter shows, he is now in some elite company.
As of now, Booker is the fourth-youngest player to record multiple 30-point outings in his career, and the top 5 in that department includes some pretty significant names.
Just to give everyone a better idea of this group, there are seven NBA championship rings, 46 All-Star appearances, eight scoring titles and six MVP trophies. That’s quite the company in which to be, on Booker’s end.
And the best part is that as far as rookie seasons go, Booker is having quite a modest one. He is averaging just 11.4 points per game while shooting 43 percent from the field and 38 percent from long range. But based on his abilities, count on him seeing a greater role with the Suns next season and eventually joining this elite group in even more areas.
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