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#0 Askia Booker
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Price HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career: Averaging 11.7 ppg., 3.3 rpg., 2.3 apg., 1.1 spg. in 103 games • Enters his senior year on a number of all-time statistical categories • Is the 31st player in school history to reach 1,000-point plateau • No. 7 in career 3-point attempts (371); No. 11 in 3-pointers made (115); No. 15 in steals (111); No. 16 minutes (2,872); No. 18 assists (236); No. 19 on the scoring list (1,208 points); No. 20 in game starts (69) • Has played 103 of 104 games at CU (missed one game freshman season with the flu; Texas Southern) • Five games from No. 25 on the all-time school list • Became one of seven players in school history with at least 12 assists in a single game (at UCLA, Feb. 13, 2014) and first player since 2001 to have that many in a single game • Scored in double-digit scoring 64 times with seven 20-point scoring games (CU is 6-1) • Led CU in assists 34 times, steals 28 times, scoring 26 times, rebound three times, including 20 games with five or more boards in a game • Seven games with six or more assists (CU is 5-2) • Three career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.

2013-14 (junior): Started all 35 games • Helped CU make the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, a school-first • Finished second on the team in points per game (13.7); first in in assists (116) and steals (45) • Averaged 14.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals per game without an injured Spencer Dinwiddie in the lineup (last 18 games of the season) • First career double-double (16 pts., 12 assts.) at UCLA (Feb. 13) • First career back-to-back 20-point games (Washington State: 26 points on Feb. 5; Washington: 20 points on Feb. 9) • 30-footer at the buzzer to beat No. 6/6 Kansas (Dec. 7) during an ESPN2 telecast • Career-high five 3-pointers against UCLA (Jan. 16) • Career-best five steals at Arizona State (Jan. 25) • Career-high 27 points in home win vs. Oregon (Jan. 5) • Iced the win at Colorado State (Dec. 3) with two free throws with three seconds to play • Led CU in assists 15 of last 17 games (three shared) • For the season, led the Buffs in assists 18 times, steals 14 times, and scoring 11 times • Played 1,068 minutes, tying for No. 13 among CU single-season performers; 116 assists ranked t-No. 21; 45 steals was t-No. 25; and his 481 points scored was t-No. 30 for a single-season.

2013-14 Awards: 2014 All-Pac 12 Conference All-Tournament Team • 2014 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention • 2014 All-District VIII (WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT) • Two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week (Jan. 6 and Dec. 9), becoming only the sixth CU player since 1996-97 to earn a pair of weekly honors in the same season, and first CU player since Alec Burks (2010-11).

2013-14 National: Ranked No. 138 in free throw percentage (81.8 percent), No. 206 in total assists (116), and No. 206 in total steals (45).

2013-14 Pac-12 Conference (all games): No. 7 in free throw percentage (.818), No. 9 in steals (1.3), No. 11 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3), No. 12 in assists (3.3 apg.), No. 16 in scoring (13.7 ppg.).

2013-14 Pac-12 Conference (conference-only): Averaged a second team-best 14.5 points per game, and a team-best 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 18 games, fourth overall on the glass with 4.3 rebound per game • No. 5 in assists (4.5 apg.) and steals (1.6), No. 6 in free throw percentage (.814), No. 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5), and No. 14 in scoring (14.4 ppg.).

2012-13 (sophomore): One of two players to start all 33 games (Dinwiddie) • First in field goals (152) and 3-pointers made (49) • Second in team scoring (12.4 ppg.) and assists (71, 2.2 apg.) • Third in steals (40, 1.2) and free throw percentage (70.4) • Leading scorer eight times (one shared); assists 10 times (two shared); steals 8 times (2 shared) • Scored 20 points, twice (23 pts. vs. Murray State in Charleston Classic championship game (Nov. 18) • 20 points in home victory against California (Jan. 27) • Personal-best five assists at Arizona (Jan. 3) and home win against Air Force (Nov. 25) • Tied a career-best four steals against the Racers in Charleston • 12 games over 15+ points • Six games over 18 or more points • One of the main contributors helping the Buffaloes to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, a school-first in back-to-back years since 1961-62 & 1962-63 (50 years) • Teamed up with Spencer Dinwiddie (505 pts.) to break CU sophomore tandem record (915 total points) • Also formed best one-two backcourt scoring punches among BCS schools, fourth overall in Division I (27.7 ppg.).

2012-13 Pac-12 Conference (all games): Ranked No. 12 in steals (1.2); No. 15 in 3-point field goals made (1.5) and No. 17 in scoring per game (12.4) • Tied for second overall among conference players in best field goal percentage (.889, 8-of-9 vs. Northern Arizona, Dec. 21).

2012-13 Pac-12 Conference (conference-only): Finished the 18-game schedule No. 15 in steals (1.2) and No. 25 in scoring (11.1 ppg.). 

2012-13 Awards: Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week (Nov. 11-17) • Charleston Classic Most Valuable Player honors leading the Buffaloes to a 3-0 record and to the classic title • Led all scorers averaging 19.3 points, 3.0 assists, 2.7 steals, 2.3 rebounds per game; also shot 51.1 percent from the field (24-of-47) with seven 3-pointers over the three games.

2011-12 (freshman): Helped Colorado earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since the 2002-03 season (nine years) and only the third NCAA Tournament appearance since 1968-69 (43 years) • Member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship team and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament winning four games in four days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles • Played in 35 games with one start, missed one game flu) • Averaged 21.5 minutes, 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game • Collaborated with fellow teammate Spencer Dinwiddie (360 pts.) forming the best 1-2 freshman scoring pair in school history with 677 points • Only CU freshmen pair to score over 250 or more points • The freshmen pair averaged 18.8 ppg., tying for the best overall points per game average • Booker scored 317 points, the 10th most points tallied by a freshman • Other freshman notes: sixth in free throws made (80), field goal attempts (259) and free throw percentage (.762); seventh in three-pointers made (29) and free throw attempts (105); eighth in percentage (.372), ninth in field goals made (104), t-10th in FG percentage (.402); 11th in scoring average (9.1), steals (26), and three-point attempts (78) and 15th in assists (49) • CU was 11-4 when Booker scored in double figures • Led the team in scoring seven times • His 9.1 ppg. average ranked 11th by CU freshman single-season scoring • Best scoring game was a 17-point effort in the team’s home win over Oregon (Feb. 4); also added four rebounds, two assists, and two steals • Fifth in team scoring (9.1 ppg.); second from the free throw line (min. 100 attempts) at 76.2 percent; fourth in three-pointers (29); fifth in rebounding (2.7 rpg., 96 total) • Led team in scoring at the NCAA Tournament with 15.5 ppg. average, including a team-best five treys • Was 12th overall in conference free throw shooting teaming with Dinwiddie for first and second among Pac-12 freshmen (all games) in free throw percentage.

Price HS: Helped the Knights to a 23-8 record advancing to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 3AA championship game • Named All-CIF Southern Section Team Division 3AA • ESPN.com ranked him No. 30 nationally at his position • Three-star prospect by Rivals.com • Averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists as a junior leading Price, one of California’s top Class 3A schools to 33 wins and a Division IV state title • Played for a pair of AAU powerhouse programs (Compton Magic and Belmont Shores).

Academics: Communication major, interested in creative writing.

Personal: Born August 31, 1993 • Son of Daniele Ricardo • Lists winning the CIF and the state title as his biggest moments of prep career.

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