Kentucky Basketball: How Five Former Cats Are Doing as NBA gets underway

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Suns guard Devin Booker is a superstar who could become an MVP

There is no hiding the fact that Devin Booker emerged into a superstar in the league after the Phoenix Suns finished last season in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993. Booker was a primary reason for the Suns’ success and still is.

Phoenix’s lone win of the season has come against the Lakers as Booker poured in 22 points, grabbed five boards, and dished out four assists—being his best through three games this year.

The Valley’s star is averaging 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and four assists to start the season. Although he is averaging below 20 points a game right now, it is sure to increase as Booker has averaged over 22 points the last five seasons.

Not too long ago Booker returned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he helped Team USA bring home a gold medal. He didn’t have much of a break in the offseason but there seems to be no slowing down for him as he has some believing he could have an MVP season.

Booker was known as one of the best sixth man players to come through the Kentucky basketball program and earned that SEC honor as well. During the 2014-15 season, he averaged 10 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game, while also sinking 58 three-pointers.