Meet Veronica Gutierrez and Melvin Booker! They are the proud parents of NBA player Devin Booker, the extremely talented shooting guard currently playing with the Phoenix Suns, who previously played college basketball at the University of Kentucky.
The first time Booker called our attention was back when he was an 18-year old freshman on the undefeated Kentucky basketball team, and the Grand Rapids native had just helped his team to the final four.
Devin Booker Father
His dad is Melvin Booker 48, a former NBA player who played basketball at the University of Missouri. While at Missouri, Melvin was named Big Eight Player of the Year in 1984.
6’2 Melvin (b. August 20, 1972) played for the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. He also played overseas in Italy, Turkey, Russia — a decade of life abroad and summers back in his hometown of Moss Point, Mississippi.
Once Melvin saw the enormous basketball potential in his son, he decided to end his own basketball career early in order to help his son’s fledgling career. Devin was living with his mother in Michigan, but after Melvin retired in 2008 after 14 seasons in the NBA he talked Devin into moving in with him to Mississippi.
Devin Booker Mother
Devin Booker’s mother is Veronica Gutierrez 47, who is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan met Melvin while he played basketball for the Continental Basketball Association’s Grand Rapids Hoops between 1995 and 1996.
Veronica is one of the children born to Jesus Alvaro Gutierrez and Maria Gutierrez (nee Aguirre); her dad Jesus originally from Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico passed away at the age of 74 on June 18, 2017. Veronica’s siblings are Lucy, Marcos, and Oscar Badillo.
Veronica gave birth to her son Devin on October 30, 1996, while Melvin pursued a professional basketball career internationally. According to records, online Devin Booker’s momma is a cosmetologist.
Devin Booker Siblings
Devin Booker has two half-siblings, older brother Davon Wade and younger sister Mya Powell. Davon older by four years is a real estate agent and a Western Michigan University graduate (expertise in Business Administration). His other sister is Mya Renee Powell, (b. March 2002), Mya was born with Microdeletion syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder; she graduated from high school in May 2021.
Both Davon and Mya are Veronica’s children.
Devon Booker High School & College Career
In 2013 Devin was universally ranked among the top 35 prospects in the nation. He has already received the red-carpet treatment at Michigan, Michigan State, and Kentucky. We know how that ended up.
Devin lived with his mother in Grand Rapids, Mich., until his sophomore year of high school, she was very supportive of her son and understood the life of an athlete. His father did have a personal favorite but also said he had an easy decision while his son was trying to decide for over a year between high-caliber programs. Devin announced his much-anticipated decision on October 31. Booker averaged 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game, he started in 38 games.
Devin announced he declared to the draft forgoing his last three years of college eligibility on April 9, 2015.
Devin Booker NBA
The Phoenix Suns selected Devin Booker in the first round (13th overall) during the 2015 NB Draft on June 25, 2015. He made his NBA debut against the Dallas Mavericks on October 28th, two days shy from his 19 birthday, becoming the first NBA player to make his debut at the age of 18, having played just one year in college.
“We thought he had a lot of potential. We loved his character and work ethic, his size and his shooting ability stood out. I think sometimes when you’re on a team with a lot of talent like Devin was at Kentucky, all that talent can do one of two things: it can mask some of your deficiencies if you do lack in some areas. I think in Devin’s case, it was the opposite of that.” Commented theSuns’ general manager Ryan McDonough.
Devin Booker Net Worth, Contract and Salary
Ranked 62nd by Forbes on its world’s highest-paid athletes, Devin Booker’s net worth has been estimated at $26.6 million. He signed his rookie contract with the Phoenix Suns on July 13, 2015, and agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $158 million on July 7, 2018. Booker has an annual salary of $27.7 million, he also earns around $6 million in endorsements deal from Nike and Finish Line.
Devin Booker Shoes
Devin Booker has been seen wearing Nike Kobe 6 Proto sneakers, designed by Eric Avar and released in 2010. In 2016, Booker wore Kobe 6 shoes Devin wears Kobe 4 Protro regularly on the court, this particular shoe was named the most popular in the NBA in a survey in March 2020.
Devin Booker Jersey
Devin Booker’s #1 jersey with the Phoenix Suns is available at the Suns Store website, where you can also find some sweet Booker t-shirts, hoodies, and other memorabilia. You can also purchase Devin Booker’s jersey at the NBA store and also at Amazon and Fanatics.
Devin Booker Girlfriend
Devin Booker’s current girlfriend is reality t.v star and fashion model Kendall Jenner, they were first romantically linked in April 2021, but they actually started dating in June 2020. Recently Kendall talked about Devin with Andy Cohen.
‘No, I actually don’t only date basketball players, if anyone’s ever done their research, before stating: ‘He’s my boyfriend’ when asked about the sportsman and their long-rumored romance.
Kendall previously dated Ben Simmons, Blake Griffin, and Harry Styles to name a few; for his part, Devin may have dated Jordyn Woods between 2018-2019. While in High School, Booker dated Instagram model Aaleeyah Petty
Devin Booker Cars
Devin Booker likes antique cars, he actually has an interesting car collection, starting with his Chevrolet Caprice with Golden rims, his car named Penny which is a 1959 Chevrolet Impala and Uncle Larry Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
Devin Booker Dog
Devin Booker’s adorable 135-pound dog is called Haven. Haven turned three in June joined Devin when he posed for ESPN in February.
Devin Booker House
Devin Booker lives in a stunning 5,590 sq ft. 4bd. 4 1/2 bath house that also has a pool and spa and is located at 6682 E Malcomb Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, which he bought for 3,695,000; according to LA Times, Devin’s big bro Davon was the realtor.
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