Devin Booker (basketball, born 1991)

American basketball player (1991-)

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Devin Booker
Devin Booker - Bourg-en-Bresse vs. Paris-Levallois, 15th November 2014.jpg
Booker with JL Bourg in 2014
Fenerbahçe Beko
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueTurkish Basketball Super League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1991-02-28) February 28, 1991 (age 30)
Whitmire, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolUnion County (Union, South Carolina)
CollegeClemson (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013SLUC Nancy
2013–2015JL Bourg
2015–2016Élan Chalon
2016–2019Bayern Munich
2019–2021Khimki
2021–presentFenerbahçe
Career highlights and awards

Devin Booker (born February 28, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball Super League and EuroLeague.

High school career

Booker played high school basketball at Union County High School, in Union, South Carolina.

College career

After high school, Booker played college basketball at Clemson University, with the Clemson Tigers, from 2009 to 2013.

Professional career

Booker began his pro career in France, during the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season, with SLUC Nancy. Later that same year, he moved to the French 2nd Division club JL Bourg. He was named the Finals MVP of the 2013–14 LNB Pro B season.

In 2015, he joined the French 1st Division club Élan Chalon, where he also played in the FIBA Europe Cup, where Chalon finished in third place. In the 2015–16 LNB Pro A season, Booker was named the league's Most Valuable Player.[1]

In 2016, Booker agreed to join the New York Knicks for the NBA Summer League. On July 17, 2016, he signed with Bayern Munich of the BBL in Germany.[2] On July 12, 2017, Booker re-signed with Bayern for the 2017–18 season.[3] He averaged 12.4 points and 5 rebounds per game on the season. Booker re-signed with the team on July 17, 2018.[4]

On July 16, 2019, Russian club Khimki announced that they had signed with Booker to a one-year deal.[5] On July 5, 2020, Booker officially renewed his contract with the Russian club Khimki with an option for an additional year, which also competes in the EuroLeague.[6]

On June 16, 2021, he has signed a 2-year deal with Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[7]

Personal life

Booker's brother, Trevor, also played college basketball at Clemson and played a professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Booker's cousin, Jordan Hill, is a former NBA player as well.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Pro A : Devin Booker MVP, Vincent Collet meilleur coach". L'Equipe. 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Bayern Munich lands Devin Booker". 17 July 2016. Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Bayern Munich re-signs Devin Booker". 12 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ Bayern Munich re-signs Devin Booker
  5. ^ "KHIMKI ADDS DEVIN BOOKER TO THE ROSTER". bckhimki.com. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ "DEVIN BOOKER STAYS IN KHIMKI TILL 2021". bckhimki.com. 5 July 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Fenerbahce signs Devin Booker to two-year deal". Sportando. June 16, 2021. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  8. ^ Wizards’ Trevor Booker still waiting to play his cousin, Jordan Hill.

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