Taking on some of the best veteran shooters in the league didn’t phase rookie Devin Booker in the Three-Point Contest. Booker scored 20 points in the first round, tying James Harden and JJ Reddick for the third place spot. Booker beat out Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton.
In the tiebreaker round, Booker defeated both Harden and Reddick to advance to the final round against Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Unfortunately Booker fell short of an upset against the Splash Bothers. In the final round Booker only put up 17 points, while Curry put up 23 and Thompson won with 27 points.
Devin Booker has only hit 53 3s this year, but still went to the finals and competed against against two of the best shooters of this era.
No one even thought Booker was going to make it past the first round, but the 19-year-old proved everyone wrong. Give Booker two or three more years and he won’t miss from behind the arc.
Come on, rook! ðŸ˜‚ https://t.co/8jTbZIYCTS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 14, 2016