Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Devin Booker is the Best Basketball Player on the Planet Under the Age of 20

Former Kentucky guard Devin Booker is the only player under the age of 20 to make Sports Illustrated's top 100 NBA players of 2016-17 list.

Booker averaged 13.8 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Phoenix Suns as a rookie last season.

Here's an excerpt from Suns.com:

Here's a sentence to savor: Devin Booker is the best basketball player on the planet under the age of 20.

That's according to Sports Illustrated, which released the first half of its annual top 100 NBA players of 2016-17 list on Monday.

OK, OK, there are only a handful of teenagers currently active in the NBA, but at No. 100, the second-year Suns guard was the youngest player who made the cut.

Although rookies were not considered for the list, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Dragan Bender, Jamal Murray, Marquese Chriss, Thon Maker and Georgios Papagiannis were the only teenagers selected in this year's draft lottery. Booker, with a year of NBA experience under his belt, likely would be ranked above them as of now regardless.

Booker finished his rookie campaign averaging 13.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds to earn NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.

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