In news that flew over my head this weekend, former Kentucky guard Devin Booker has become the youngest player in NBA history to make 500 career three-pointers.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 8, 2019
In a win over the New York Knicks on March 6, Booker dropped 41 points for his Phoenix Suns, including six made threes. At 22 years-old, Booker needed roughly three and a half seasons and only 259 games to set the new record. Keep in mind, he missed giant chunks of the season last year due to a few different injuries.
This season, Booker is having his best year to date, averaging 24.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game in 52 total appearances while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from deep. The Suns have been one of the bottom three teams in the NBA all season, but Booker continues to develop quite nicely with some young talent around him that has shown signs of potential late in the season.
Earlier in the year, Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell became the youngest ever to hit 500 threes at 22 years old back in February but is about half-a-year older than Booker.