After starting out a little slow in NBA Summer League action, Phoenix Suns 2015 first round draft pick Devin Booker has started to turn it on a bit.
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After shooting 26.1 percent in his first two games (6-for-23), Booker dropped a team-high 18 points in his third Summer League game on Tuesday night en route to a 91-82 victory over the Utah Jazz. He shot 8-for-17 from the field, including 2-for-5 from behind the three-point line.
"“Everyone talks about him being a great shooter, which he is, but he can put it on the floor now too,” Suns summer league coach Nate Bjorkgren said. “He can come off ball screens and he makes nice reads, comes up with his eyes open and is a willing passer. I thought he did a lot of nice things [Tuesday].”"
Booker didn’t do it all on his own however as 2014 first round pick T.J. Warren scored 16 points, while Josh Harrellson scored 15 points as well.
The victory against the Jazz also helped the Phoenix Suns clinch a spot in the Summer League playoffs that kick off on Wednesday. The Suns will begin the tournament as the No. 8 seed and will play the winner of the Houston Rockets (No. 9) v. the Milwaukee Bucks (No. 24) on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. MST.