Devin Booker has gotten off to quite a start in his NBA career, and barely into his third season, the former Kentucky standout reached a very impressive plateau. His former coach took notice.
On Monday, Booker scored 18 points as his Phoenix Suns fell 98-92 to the Brooklyn Nets. That gave Booker, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Oct. 30, a total of 3,012 points at 21 years and 8 days old.
That makes him one of the youngest players to reach that mark, and Kentucky coach John Calipari reached out to him on Tuesday morning through social media to give him props.
Congratulations to @DevinBook on becoming the fourth-youngest player to score 3,000 career points in NBA history!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 7, 2017
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound guard was the fourth Wildcat selected in the 2015 NBA Draft after Karl-Anthony Towns (No. 1), Willie Cauley-Stein (No. 6) and Trey Lyles (No. 12) were taken. Booker’s name was called by the Suns right after Lyles.
Booker is on a Phoenix team that also has former Wildcat guards Tyler Ulis and Brandon Knight. The team also has Eric Bledsoe, but reports on Tuesday suggest he’s been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Booker has already put up three 30-point efforts this season after recording a total of 14 all of last season. Of course, one of those games from last season featured a remarkable 70-point performance at the Boston Celtics on March 24.
That explosion made Booker one of only three players to score 70 since 1990, along with Kobe Bryant in 2006 (81 points) and David Robinson in 1994 (71).
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