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Devin Booker invites young fan with Down Syndrome to the NBA Draft Lottery

IG: jennatude1

IG: jennatude1

IG: jennatude1

Devin Booker will represent the Phoenix Suns at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 17, and he’s taking a very special fan with him. Booker invited 16-year-old Suns fan Jenna Warren and her family to accompany him to the event in New York City. According to AZCentral, Booker got to know Jenna, who has Down syndrome, after talking to her and her family during warm-ups before games. Between hospitalizations and her father’s death in February, Jenna’s had a rough year, making Booker’s invitation all the more special:

Her reaction? Priceless.

@dbook Thank you so much Devin! You're amazing!!!!!! I can't wait! I'm soooo excited!

A video posted by jenna (@jennatude1) on

And yes, they’re going. Good on ya, Book.

[AZ Central]

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4 Comments for Devin Booker invites young fan with Down Syndrome to the NBA Draft Lottery

  1. david8577
    2:40 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    Man, UK has some really good guys coming out of their athletic programs.

    • UKnowMe
      2:46 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

      I agree and I think Calipari should get even more credit for this than he does. He recruits good people and helps mold them into not only great basketball players but even better men.

  2. A_Blue_Wildcat
    3:33 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    This is what I love about Calipari. Say what you want about Calipari but if theres one thing you have to admit its that he teaches these young men class. Think about the amount of young players he’s had come in and out of Kentucky and there’s really only been one that’s been bad off the court (Daniel Orton). The rest have been upstanding members in their community and have shown absolute class off the court. Even Cousins, who gets criticized for having a bad attitude, hasn’t had any real off court issues (other than arguing with coaches) and has donated and participated in many charities.

  3. KevinM
    5:01 pm May 9, 2016 Permalink

    These guys are taught to give back from the get go. Cal’s showing them this while in Lexington.

    Wall, Cousins, Davis, Noel, Booker are all terrific examples of why Cal is the best.