After Devin Booker put up 40 points in a single game at the Marshall County Hoop Fest on Saturday, his coach was asked if that was a typical performance for the UK signee.
“He shoots much better from the outside,” Micoe Cotton said with a straight face, pointing to Booker’s 2-for-6 showing from three-point range.
“He should have had more,” Cotton added with a smile.
Booker is considered one of the best pure shooters in high school basketball. That reputation has led to some to compare him to former UK standout Doron Lamb. Booker acknowledged after Saturday’s game that he had heard that before, but said Lamb isn’t the comparison he hears the most.
“I’ve heard that a few times,” he said. “I more hear the comparison of Klay Thompson from Golden State. They say I look alike and we play alike.”
Thompson played three seasons at Washington State before being selected with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. So far this season, Thompson is averaging 20.2 points per game and making 46.7 percent of his three-point attempts, which ranks among the best in the league.
Not a bad player for the future Wildcat to be compared to.