Kentucky shooting guard Devin Booker is now an NBA player, and he'l' join a pair of former Wildcats.
The lights-out shooter was taken 13th-overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round. He became the fourth Wildcat to be drafted this year. He now teams up with former Wildcats Archie Goodwin and Eric Bledsoe. Brandon Knight is also a restricted free agent that Phoenix hopes to retain, which means we could see four former Cats team up in the valley of the sun.
In his one year in Lexington, Booker averaged 10.0 points and drilled 58 3-pointers during his freshman season. He was named the SEC Sixth Man of the Year by the league's coaches and was also a member of the All-SEC Second Team and All-SEC Freshman Team.
The Grand Rapids, Mich., native was a five-time winner of the SEC Freshman of the Week honor while connecting on 41 percent of his shots from long range. Booker's season highlights included a stretch of seven games in which he connected on 20 of 28 (71.4 percent) of his 3-point shots, beginning with the game vs. No. 18 North Carolina.
Following the Cats' historic 38-1 season, Booker declared for the 2015 Draft and became the latest one-and-done player to be drafted in the first round under John Calipari.
Congratulations to Booker on becoming a professional basketball player.