Video: Devin Booker’s insanely athletic up-and-under layup versus Rockets
There is one thing for certain: Phoenix Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker must absolutely be a member of the draft festivities for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles next month.
Booker gave voters yet another reason to support him during the second quarter of Friday night’s game between the Suns and the Houston Rockets at Talking Stick Resort Arena. After a steal by second-year point guard Tyler Ulis on one end of the floor, who rifled a pass to Booker at the other end, the star shooting guard attacked the basket and put on a nifty move on Rockets center Clint Capela for an acrobatic layup.
A video of the outstanding play, which was posted on Twitter by the NBA’s official account, can be viewed below:
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Although the Suns were down 57-44 at the half, it was Booker who simply put on a show for the first 24 minutes of the game. As the leading scorer for both teams, Booker had a very impressive stat line at halftime with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 21 minutes of action.
Heading into Friday night’s contest against the Rockets, Booker was No. 10 in the league in scoring average with a whopping 24.9 points per game on 44.2 percent shooting from the field. Booker is only going to keep getting better and better, as the third-year guard out of the University of Kentucky just turned 21-years old back in October.
The sky is the limit for Devin Booker and he’s easily one of the most exciting players in the NBA today.