Devin Armani Booker, an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns, was born on October 30, 1996. (NBA). He is Melvin Booker’s (a former basketball player) son.
After one season of collegiate basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats, The Phoenix Suns selected Booker with the 13th overall choice in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. He finished with 70 points against the Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017, making him the youngest player to ever reach that mark in a game.
Booker, who is 22 years old, set a record for the youngest player in NBA history to have consecutive 50-point games in March 2019.
Three-time NBA All-Star Booker assisted the Suns in 2021 as they advanced to the NBA Finals.
Meet Veronica Gutiérrez, Devin Booker’s mother
Veronica Gutiérrez is Devin Booker’s mother.
Booker is the son of Melvin Booker, who played point guard for Missouri in 1994 and was voted the Big Eight Player of the Year, and Veronica Gutiérrez, a cosmetologist.
His parents got together while his father was competing for the Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association in Gutiérrez’s native Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Booker was born and reared in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he shared a home with his mother, who is thought to be of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry.
while his African-American father played basketball professionally abroad.
Throughout the summer, he frequently saw his father. He played one-on-one with Danilo Gallinari when he was 12 years old and visited him in Milan. Booker’s father instilled in him the idea that basketball intelligence was just as significant as natural athleticism.
Booker made acquainted with future NBA teammates Tyler Ulis and D’Angelo Russell while they were still in middle school.