Booker with the Colorado Buffaloes in 2014
|No. 31 – UCAM Murcia|
|Born||August 31, 1993|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Price (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Undrafted|
|2015–2017||Bakersfield Jam / Northern Arizona Suns|
|2018||Real Betis Energía Plus|
|Career highlights and awards|
Askia Booker (born August 31, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes as a point guard. In his senior year in 2014–15, he earned second-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12.
High school career
Booker attended Price High School. As a junior, he averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead Price to the Division IV championship. He was ranked 30th in the nation at his position by ESPN. Booker committed to the Colorado Buffaloes to play for Tad Boyle on October 29, 2010.
As a freshman, Booker helped lead Colorado to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2002–03 season. He averaged 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 21.5 minutes per game.
As a junior, he hit a buzzer beater against KU. He was named a Pac-12 honorable mention.
As a senior in 2014–15, Booker was voted second-team All-Pac-12. Although Colorado accepted an invitation to play in the College Basketball Invitational, Booker decided to skip the postseason tournament.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Booker joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On August 13, 2015, he signed with Arkadikos for the 2015–16 Greek Basket League season. However, he was released by Arkadikos in mid-October after appearing in just two games. On October 31, 2015, he was selected by the Maine Red Claws with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft, only to be traded to the Bakersfield Jam in a three-team draft night deal. In 47 games for the Jam in 2015–16, he averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
In July 2016, Booker joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On October 31, 2016, he was re-acquired by the now Northern Arizona Suns. In the team's season opener on November 12, 2016, Booker scored 15 points in a 122–106 win over the Iowa Energy.
|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|
|2017-18||Real Betis Energía Plus||14||10||24.2||.479||.255||.875||2.6||2.7||0.6||0.0||15.0|
NBA G League
|2016-17||Northern Arizona Suns||42||40||31.7||.396||.347||.709||4.0||5.3||1.2||0.1||15.5|
|2017-18||Suns & 87ers||36||34||31.8||.409||.321||.810||4.0||6.0||1.6||0.1||15.6|
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- "Suns cruise past Energy to open inaugural season". NBA.com. November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- "Real Betis Energia Plus signs Askia Booker". Sportando.basketball. February 21, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- "ACB.COM - Askia Booker, talento y puntos para el UCAM Murcia CB". www.acb.com (in Spanish). 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.