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Friday Quickies: Booker Snubbed Again Edition

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What if I told you former Kentucky Wildcat Devin Booker is currently having a season only Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson can say they have accomplished? One would expect that Booker’s season would be All-Star game worthy, though the voting totals say otherwise. For the fourth consecutive season, Booker has not only averaged more than 20 points per game (increasing his average each season) but also has been snubbed from this season’s All-Star team. The former Wildcat ranks eighth across the NBA in scoring (fifth in the Western conference) and leads all shooting guards in field goal percentage. Other players such as Bradley Beal and former Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns were also wrongfully snubbed from this year’s mid-season event, but Booker’s absence seems to make the least sense.

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