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Devin Booker’s record-breaking rookie season: By the Numbers

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) gets past Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25) as he scores during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Devin Booker’s rookie season with the Phoenix Suns may not be one of the five best in Arizona sports history, but the 19-year-old has been breaking franchise records all season.

His impressive scoring runs throughout the 2015-16 season have put the Kentucky product in elite company.

Averaging 13.7 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game, let’s take a look at Booker’s rookie year, by the numbers.

1,000

With the April 9 win against the Pelicans, Booker scored his 1,000 point at the fourth-youngest age (19 years, 162 days) in NBA history behind only Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

30

Since Blake Griffin’s rookie season in 2010-11, Booker is the first rookie to score 30 or more points in six games.

6

On Jan. 19 against the Indiana Pacers, Booker hit six 3-pointers, setting a new Suns rookie record.

23

Booker’s 23 points in the Rising Stars game only trail Amar’e Stoudemire’s 36 for the most by a Suns rookie in the game.

14

Booker has made at least one three-pointer in 14 straight games, which is a Suns rookie record.

35

Along with James, Booker became the only teen to put together back-to-back 30-point games when he scored 32 points against the Knicks March 9 and then 35 against the Nuggets the next night.

19

On Nov. 23 against the San Antonio Spurs, Booker became the youngest Suns player to start a game (19 years, 24 days), beating Stoudemire’s old record (20 years, seven days). He also was the youngest 3-point competition participant in NBA history (19).

1992

Since 1992-93’s rookie season for Richard Dumas, no Sun until Booker recorded multiple 30-point games in their first season.

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