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Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker
Booker with the Wizards
No. 35 –
Position Power forward
League National Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1987-11-25) November 25, 1987 (age 26)
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 playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–present Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC First Team (2010)
  • All-ACC Second Team (2009)
  • ACC All-Defensive Team (2009)
Stats at NBA.com

Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball power forward with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the starting power forward at Clemson University prior to playing in the NBA. He is also the cousin of Los Angeles Lakers power forward Jordan Hill.

High school career

Booker attended Union County High School in Union, South Carolina. In his senior year (2005–06), Booker was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for South Carolina after averaging 21.9 points, 16.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Booker was also named the AAA state player of the year and a first-team All-State selection. Booker left Union as its career leader in rebounding and blocked shots. He was coached in High School by Joe Pitt.

Booker played AAU basketball with the South Carolina Celtics.

College career

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).[1] For his efforts, Booker was named second-team All-ACC and was named to the 2009 All-Defensive Team.[2] On the National level, he was named USBWA All-District[3] and NABC second team All-District.[4] Following his junior year, Booker announced that he would return to Clemson for his senior year.[5]

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.[6]

College statistics

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

He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and was the first senior to be picked. The rights to Booker were traded to the Washington Wizards on draft night.

During the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed with Bnei HaSharon in Israel, but he didn't play any games due to a bruised right quadriceps. Meanwhile the lockout ended, so Booker returned to Washington.

NBA career statistics

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

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
Career 163 60 19.7 .526 .125 .617 5.0 .7 .7 .6 6.3

References

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
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