Previously, the Phoenix Suns hadn’t been making much noise around the basketball league until that all changed Friday night when 6′ 6″shooting guard Devin Booker put up 70-points against the Boston Celtics.
Unfortunately, the Suns still ended up losing 130-120 but Booker, only 20 years old, became the youngest player in NBA history to score as many as 60 points in a game.
He’s also produced the league’s highest-scoring game since Kobe Bryant’s 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in January 2006. To add onto the accomplishments, Booker became the sixth player to score 70 points, joining Kobe Bryant and Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlin and David Robinson.
Along with 70 points, Booker also added 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 45 minutes.
If you’ve never heard of Devin Booker before, he is a second year NBA guard, drafted 13th overall in the 2015 NBA draft. He played one year at the University of Kentucky under the leadership of John Calipari whose known to produce phenomenal NBA players.
The Suns will face the Charlotte Hornets Sunday at the Spectrum Center.