Chris Booker (basketball)

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Chris Booker
No. 11 – Krka Novo Mesto
Position Power forward / Center
League Slovenian League
Adriatic League
Personal information
Born (1981-10-24) October 24, 1981 (age 33)
Fort Worth, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Diamond Hill-Jarvis
(Fort Worth, Texas)
College Tyler JC (2000–2002)
Purdue (2002–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2006–2007 Tofas
2007–2008 Union Olimpija
2008–2009 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2009 ASU
2009–2010 Khimik Yuzhny
2010 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2010–2011 Krka Novo Mesto
2011–2012 Telenet Oostende
2012–2013 Panionios
2013–present Krka Novo Mesto
Career highlights and awards

Christopher Monroe Booker (born October 24, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BC Krka of the Slovenian League and the Adriatic League. He is a 6'10" (2.08 m) tall power forward-center.

High school years[edit]

As a four-year Letterman at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Fort Worth, Texas, Booker averaged 24.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a senior. He was named Fort Worth Player of the Year during his senior season. He earned First-Team All-District honors as a senior, and was also named District Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the Fort Worth district.

College career[edit]

Junior college[edit]

2000-2002[edit]

Booker attended Tyler Junior College in his freshman year, where he averaged 10.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Improving in his sophomore season, he averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, was and named All-Conference and Second Team All-American.

Purdue[edit]

2002-2003[edit]

Booker transferred for his junior season to play for Gene Keady at Purdue University, where he was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention by conference coaches, and was named to the All-Junior College Transfer Team. He led the Boilermakers in rebounding, averaging 5.7 per game. He also played in all 30 games, with 24 starts, and ranked third on the team in scoring, at 9.4 points per game. He led the squad in blocked shots, and shot 45.2 percent from the field, fourth-best on the team. He played 807 minutes, second-most on the team. He also set Purdue's record for blocks in a season.

Professional career[edit]

In August 2010, he signed with the Slovenian team BC Krka.[1] With Krka he won the 2010–11 FIBA EuroChallenge.[2]

In August 2011, he signed a two-year deal with the Belgian team Telenet Oostende.[3] He left Oostende after one season.

For the 2012–13 season he signed with the Greek team Panionios.

In September 2013, he returned to his former team BC Krka signing a one-year deal.[4] In July 2014, he extended his contract with Krka for one more season.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krka tabs Djordjevic, Booker and Rojc". sportando.com. August 2, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "KRKA Bring The Trophy To Slovenia". fibaeurope.com. May 1, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "BC Oostende tabs Booker for 2 years". eurocupbasketball.com. August 1, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Krka Novo Mesto replaces Derrick Nix with Chris Booker". sportando.com. September 26, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Krka completed their roster by extending Booker". abaliga.com. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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