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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: Scored 727 points ranking 58th on the school’s all-time scoring list • Also is 49th in career assists (120) • Career totals: 10.7 ppg., 3.1 rpg., 1.7 apg., 1.0 stl. per game • Double-digit scoring 36 times • Led CU in assists 16 times, scoring 15 times and steals 14 times.

2012-2013 (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.).

2012-2013 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).

2012-2013 Pac-12 Conference (conference-only)
: No. 15 in steals (1.2) and No. 25 in scoring (11.1 ppg.).

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 • Shot 51.1 from the field (24-of-47) with seven 3-pointers over three games. 

2011-2012 (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 • 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 • Explosive guard who excels at driving to the hoop and finishing over bigger defenders • Strength and athleticism have helped him succeed at the high school level. “He’s a utility guard - not a guy you put in a category as far as a point-guard or a two-guard; he’s just a good basketball player,” coach Boyle said.  “He can pass, dribble, shoot, he’s athletic. He has a high-degree of character and comes from a great family, he’s well-raised. He’s a guy we’re going to have to kick out of the gym. With the brand new practice facility, he’s a guy who will be wearing it out because he loves to play and he’s going to get better and better throughout the course of his career.”

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: College major is communication.

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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