Devin Booker was almost finished with his introductory news conference on Friday, patiently, confidently, concisely answering one question after another, a performance that belied his age.
At 18, the youngest player in his draft class, the Kentucky guard impressed the Phoenix Suns with a lot more than his sweet jump shot. And he won’t turn 19 until Oct. 30.
“You just listened to him for a half-hour answering your questions,” Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. “You think he’s an 18-year-old kid? Besides the basketball, that’s the stuff that we saw as a young man that could be on our team and be a part of our organization. He’s got the maturity of somebody a lot older than that.”