Devin Booker makes NBA history

As he’s already done several times in his short career, Phoenix Suns guard  made history Saturday night.

Booker scored 15 points in the Suns’ 111-85 loss to the but in the process, became the fifth-youngest player in history to score 9,000 career points, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant,  and Kobe Bryant.

Born on Oct. 30, 1996, Booker accomplished the feat at 24 years, 5 months and 18 days. He was the third-youngest player in history to score 4,000 career points behind only James and Durant. Booker already ranks No. 9 on the Suns’ all-time scoring list. 

In his sixth season, Booker is averaging 25.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the floor. After finishing 34-39 and just missing the playoffs last season, the Suns have been the biggest surprise in the NBA this season, sitting atop the Pacific Division with a 40-16 record, just 1.5 games behind the Jazz for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

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