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Devin Booker touches hearts in Texas

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Devin Booker has emerged as one of the next great stars in professional basketball today. He’s a young star on a team that’s doesn’t have a national audience like the Warriors or the Cavs. However, a 2nd grade class in Texas has made him their idol, according to azcentral.com.

“So Reiser tried a different approach. She introduced her students to players outside of Texas. She asked them to look beyond the gravitational pull of the Warriors and Cavaliers. She shared her frustration with the NBA, where the best players seemed to be clustered on the best teams.

When the discussion turned to Booker, something just clicked.

“Devin is young. He’s African-American and Latino, just like most of my students,” Reiser said. “And they really like his presence on the court. He celebrates like a young kid, and they really like that. And once he hit that 70-point thing, they just went crazy.”

Obviously, Booker was blown away by the whole deal. There’s a cutout of Booker in the classroom and when asked what they wanted as a reward for scoring high on a test, they wanted Booker to come read to the class.

Read the whole story here. 

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR

4 Comments for Devin Booker touches hearts in Texas



  1. bdmnky81
    8:29 pm May 7, 2017 Permalink

    That is awesome! Um glad we had several young men come through our program that seem to understand how to appreciate and share their success.



  2. bluetide
    7:33 am May 8, 2017 Permalink

    Booker will always be the player that gets thrown in the face of anyone who ever criticizes a player for leaving early. I, too, said Devin was going way too early…dude proves me wrong every time he puts on a Suns uniform…



  3. jzoneblue
    8:01 am May 8, 2017 Permalink

    huh. i wonder how it would be received if a 2nd grade class chose to make a white player their idol, and the stated reason is because he best matches their race.