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Devin Booker's career before turning 22 signifies a bright future ahead

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Devin Booker (NBA Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, who is just four games into his fourth NBA season, has already established himself as one of the league's most prolific guards.

On Oct. 30, the budding superstar turned 22.

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After making his NBA debut just days before his 19th birthday, Booker has made numerous marks in NBA record books, from his 70-point outburst in 2017 to his near-perfect Three-Point Contest performance in 2018.

Booker's performance through three seasons earned him a five-year $158 million contract extension that he signed in the summer of 2018.

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Despite missing 28 games in the 2017-18 season and two this season, the Suns sharpshooter has already scored 4,231 career points, just nine shy of his mentor Kobe Bryant's total before turning 22.

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Through four games this season, Booker is averaging 27.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds in just over 34 minutes of action. As the Suns look to re-emerge as a Western Conference power in the coming years, Booker will serve as the franchise's cornerstone.

To put Booker's bright future in perspective, here's a look back to all he has accomplished before the age of 22…

Devin Booker career highlights and accolades

• Career averages of 20.0 ppg, 3.5 apg and 3.3 rpg

• Highest-scoring game in Suns franchise history - 70 points vs. Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017

• Youngest player to score over 60 and 70 points in a game - 20 years, 145 days

• One of just six players in NBA history to score 70 points in a game

• Highest-scoring quarter in Suns franchise history - 28 points in the fourth quarter vs. Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 12, 2017

• Youngest player to score at least 20 points in 16-consecutive games - 20 years, 97 days

• Third youngest player to reach 4,000 career points behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant

• 2015 All-Rookie First Team

• 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest Champion

• Most points in a round in Three-Point Contest history (28/34)

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