He’s in his third year with the Phoenix Suns, so it’s easy to forget Devin Booker just turned 21 years old at the end of October. The 6’6 shooting guard has always been a little ahead of the curve.
Enjoying his best season so far at 24 points per game, Booker’s memorabilia is becoming a big deal for collectors. The white #1 shirt he donned on opening night this season is the NBA Auctions Jersey of the Week with bidding set to conclude on Thursday night.
Booker wore the jersey during the Suns’ 124-76 home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on October 18. He played 27 minutes and registered 12 points with 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Bidding has already surpassed $4,000.
The size 48+4 inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program. It has the ‘HAWK’ memorial patch in honor of the late Connie Hawkins over the left breast.
Booker played one season at Kentucky before being taken with the 13th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He’s now one of the league’s elite scorers. Last March, he made headlines by becoming the youngest player to score 60 points in a game, finishing with 70 in a game against the Celtics. Not long after he wore the offered jersey, he joined LeBron James and Kevin Durant on a short list of players who’ve had the most 30-point games before turning 21 years old. He’s currently averaging over 24 points per game on 51.8% shooting. The last player 6’6″ or shorter to do that in one of his first three seasons was Michael Jordan.
The jersey is one of several dozen on the block now at NBA Auctions.