Trevor Booker

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Trevor Booker
Trevor Booker Wizards.jpg
Booker with the Wizards
No. 33 – Utah Jazz
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-11-25) November 25, 1987 (age 27)
Newberry, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Union County
(Union, South Carolina)
College Clemson (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
20102014 Washington Wizards
2014–present Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2010)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
  • ACC All-Defensive Team (2009)
Stats at NBA.com

Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 23rd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2010 NBA draft, but was immediately traded to the Washington Wizards. Booker primarily plays the power forward position.

Early life[edit]

Booker was born on November 25, 1987 in Newberry, South Carolina to Gerald and Tracey, both accomplished athletes. He was brought up in a rural Whitmire neighborhood and grew up eating as many as 20 bowls of cereal each week, sharing the love with his brothers.[1] Booker began playing the game of basketball after his mother tried to get her sons into it by showing them her clippings as a high school player. His brother, Devin, said, "She got us into it when we were younger, and we have been ever since."[2]

High school career[edit]

Booker attended Union County High School in Union, South Carolina, and played basketball under head coach Joe Pitt. In his senior year in 2005–06, Booker was named Gatorade Player of the Year for South Carolina, after averaging 21.9 points, 16.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He was also named AAA State Player of the Year and was a first-time All-State selection. Booker left the Union high school team as its all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots. Later on, Booker played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball with the South Carolina Celtics.[3]

College career[edit]

Upon completion of his high school career, Trevor Booker signed with coach Oliver Purnell and the Clemson Tigers. He started every game of his freshman season on a team that went 25–11 and ended the season as runners-up of the 2007 National Invitation Tournament.

In his sophomore and junior seasons, Clemson had its first back-to-back NCAA appearances in nearly ten years. In Booker's junior year he led the ACC in rebounding (9.7 per game) and field goal percentage (.571), and finished second in blocked shots (2.0 per game).[4] For his efforts, Booker was named second-team All-ACC and was named to the 2009 All-Defensive Team.[5] On the National level, he was named USBWA All-District[6] and NABC second team All-District.[7] Following his junior year, Booker announced that he would return to Clemson for his senior year.[8]

He spent the summer following his junior campaign playing for Team USA in the World University Games, helping the team win a bronze medal.

During his senior year, Booker was selected the All-ACC first team.[9]

College statistics[edit]

Season Averages
Season Team G PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% MIN TO
2006–07 Clemson Tigers 36 10.4 6.4 1.1 0.9 2.2 .602 .000 .615 26.0 2.0
2007–08 Clemson Tigers 34 11.0 7.3 1.5 0.6 1.9 .555 .333 .573 26.6 2.0
2008–09 Clemson Tigers 32 15.3 9.7 1.7 1.5 2.0 .571 .409 .707 30.7 1.8
2009–10 Clemson Tigers 32 15.2 8.4 2.5 1.3 1.4 .521 .265 .591 30.8 1.9
Totals: 134 12.9 7.9 1.7 1.1 1.9 .559 .323 .623 28.4 1.9

Professional career[edit]

Booker was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. His rights were later traded to the Washington Wizards on draft night.

On August 4, 2011, Booker signed with Bnei Hasharon of Israel for the duration of the NBA lockout.[10] In October 2011, he returned to the United States due to a bruised right quadricep.[11] In December 2011, following the conclusion of the lockout, Booker returned to the Washington Wizards before appearing in a game for Bnei Hasharon.

On July 21, 2014, Booker signed with the Utah Jazz[12] to a reported two-year, $10 million contract.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Washington 65 14 16.4 .549 .000 .673 3.9 .5 .4 .6 5.3
2011–12 Washington 50 32 25.2 .531 .500 .602 6.5 .8 1.0 .9 8.4
2012–13 Washington 48 14 18.5 .491 .000 .556 5.0 .8 .7 .3 5.3
2013–14 Washington 72 45 21.6 .551 .000 .618 5.3 .9 .6 .6 6.8
Career 235 105 20.3 .534 .100 .617 5.1 1.0 .6 .6 6.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Washington 9 1 16.2 .448 .000 .667 4.3 0.9 0.2 1.0 3.3
Career 9 1 16.2 .448 .000 .667 4.3 0.9 0.2 1.0 3.3

Personal[edit]

Booker has three younger brothers; Devin, Darrion and Jared. Devin also played college basketball for Clemson University and now plays professionally in Europe.[14] Darrion played college basketball for the University of West Alabama,[15] and Jared competes with the Union County High School basketball team.[16]

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