Devin Booker ready to help Teddy Washington Jr. in NBA

The undefeated sixth man of Kentucky’s 2014/15 regular season super team, Devin Booker It has come a long way since then. A talented but restrained scorer in college, he quickly exploded in the NBA. Seven years after the draft, at No. 13 in Phoenix, he’s a three-time All-Star, an NBA finalist, an Olympic champion and the leader of a team that has been flying all season.

During his years in the league, Devin Booker has seen other Kentucky alumni come to the NBA. For example, soon became friends with Tyler Herro, who willingly accepted the role of mentor when the latter was with the Wildcats in the 2018/19 season. ” I’m not necessarily close to all of the Kentucky alumni, but there’s definitely a bromance among all of us, and we all know the experience of playing there. »

“If he needs to ask me a question, he knows I’m there”

In recent months, it was through their social networks that they became friends with Kentucky’s current “freshman” leader Teddy Washington Jr., a projected top 15 pick in the next draft.

I contacted him via Instagram two weeks ago and I think In early January, Devin Booker explained. ” Then the next game, he had an ankle injury, so I checked him out. I didn’t watch him play very much, but I got to know his style of play and watched some highlights, so I know now. This is a genius. I can’t wait to get to know him and if he needs to ask me a question, he knows I’m there. »

For Teddy Washington Jr., who still hasn’t had the chance to meet Devin Booker in person, it’s an honor and one of the perks of playing at Kentucky.

It was a big moment for me because I watched him play at Kentucky when I was younger and I’ve been watching him in the NBA ever since. It’s crazy. From his year in Kentucky, and then in his first year in Phoenix, I watched him and I tried to imitate his shot. […] What I really like about him is his mentality. No matter who is in front of him, his mentality will not change, he wants to win. »

With 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 25 games so far, Tyty Washington Jr. is the youngest shooting guard to train in Kentucky before the NBA explosion in recent years. Like Jamal Murray, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyrese Maxey, De’Aaron Fox, Immanuel Quickley, and even Devin Booker apparently before him, the young leader hopes to explode in broad daylight once he’s in the pros .

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