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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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Booker Bio Booker Bio

Career: Averaged 13 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals per game over his four-year career • Finished his stellar career on numerous all-time lists, none bigger than ranking No. 6 in scoring with 1,740 points • No. 2 in career games (134); No. 3 in minutes played (3,808); No. 4 in field goal attempts (1,551) and 3-point field goal attempts (538); No. 5 in 3-point field goals made (170); No. 8 in steals (155) and field goals made (595); No. 9 in starts (97) and assists (335); No. 10 in free throw percentage (.792); and No. 31 in rebounds (446) • Helped the Buffaloes to a school record three straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2011-14) and to the Pac-12 Conference Tournament championship in March 2012, winning four games in four days • Made one of the most memorable shots in CU basketball history with 30-footer as time expired to upset No. 6 Kansas, 75-72 at the Coors Events Center (December 7, 2013) • Missed two games entire career (freshman year: Texas Southern: flu; senior year: Utah: injury) • Became seventh player in school history with at least 12 assists in a single game (at UCLA: Feb. 13, 2014) and first player since 2001 with that many in a single game • Scored in double-digit scoring 87 times with 21 games over 20 points (CU went 14-7) • Led CU in assists 50 times, steals 47 times, scoring 42 times, rebounding three times, including 28 games with five or more boards in a game • Ten games with six or more assists (CU went 8-2) • Three Pac-12 Player of the Week honors • Career 78.6 percent (114-of-145) foul shooter with under five minutes to play, including overtime. In overtime was 20-of-22 (90.9 percent), including 18-of-20 (90 percent) with under two minutes to play Senior year was the first CU player since Chauncey Billups (1996-97) to lead CU in points, assists and steals Finished second in school history among four-year letterwinners with 83 wins (53 losses, .610 winning percentage) One of three players in school history over 1700 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists, 140 steals in a career Fourth player in school history with over 3,500 minutes (3808), 1,600 points (1740) and 320 assists (335) Fifth player with over 3,500 minutes and 1,700 career points Saw his consecutive game streak of not fouling end against Oregon at the Pac-12 Tournament (March 12).  Began midway through his sophomore year at Washington (Jan. 16, 2013) totaling 82 games and 2,497 minutes • 82 game-streak was eighth all-time in school history and 2,497 minutes was  second all-time • CU was 19-2 when shooting 50 percent of better from the field at home.

43 Points: Scored 43 in triple-overtime win at USC (Jan. 29), tying for third most in Division I during the 2014-15 season • Scored the most points by a Buff since Donnie Boyce had 46 points in a losing effort at Oklahoma State (Mar. 5, 1994; 83-68) • Set career highs in FGM (13), FGA (23), FTA (15), minutes played (51) • Tied Cliff Meely’s 43 points at Oklahoma (Jan. 16, 1971), for fourth place in single-season scoring in CU history • Booker didn’t score his first point (a 3-pter) until 6:28 remaining in the first half, then netted 24 points in regulation • Tallied 19 points in the three extra sessions • 43 points ties for fifth scored most in Pac-12 since 1998 • Most points scored (43) by a Buff in this millennium [Jaquay Walls 42 vs. Iowa State in 2000; D.J. Harrison 38 vs. Austin Peay, 2000] • Scored double figures in all 7 career games vs. USC (19.7 ppg.) • Also scored 30 points, his second highest scoring game of career at Arizona (Jan. 15, 2015).

2014-15 (senior): Started 28 of 31 games • Ended his final season leading the Buffaloes in scoring for the first time (17.2 ppg.), highest points per game average for a Buff since 2010-11 • Team-high 23 double-digit scoring games with 14 over 20 or more points • Career-high 43 points in overtime thriller at USC (Jan. 29), also notched 30 at No. 10/9 Arizona (Jan. 15) • Scored over 15 points, 19 times • Also led CU in steals 18 times and assists 14 times • Three games – all wins with six or more assists • 11 games with four or more assists • Made a personal-best 55 three-pointers, a first over the 50 treys plateau, the most by a CU player since 2010-11 • Finished sixth in school history for seasonal free throw percentage (.834) Scored 532 points, ranking No. 17 in a single season • Last five games of the season he played in, led team in scoring averaging 16.6 ppg. • Three of the last five games, averaged 25 points per game.

Awards: 2014-15 Pac-12 Conference second team • 2015 All-District VIII (WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT) NABC All-District (20) second team Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team (19.0 ppg. average) with a pair of 20+ point efforts (27 vs. DePaul; 22 at Hawai’i, Dec. 25).

Pac-12 Conference (all games): Finished third overall in scoring (17.2 ppg.); No. 6 in free throw percentage (.834); tied for No. 7 in steals (1.4); No. 14 assists (3.2); No. 12 in 3-point field goals made (1.8) and assist-turnover ratio (1.4) • Held the Pac-12 Conference top spot for most free throws made (14) vs. DePaul (Dec. 22) • FT percentage also ranked No. 1 (14-of-14, 1.000) • Scored the most points in the Pac-12 (43 points at USC).

Pac-12 Conference (only): Third in scoring (18.6 ppg.); No. 5 in FT percentage (.844) and steals (1.7); No. 11 in 3-point field goals made (1.8) and No. 13 assist-turnover ratio (1.4) • In 17 Pac-12 games, led team in scoring 12 times (one shared) • 10 of 16 Pac-12 games scored 16 or more points • 8 of 17 Pac-12 games: 20 or more points.

National: Tied for third most scored (43 points) in Division I • No. 68 in FT% (.834); No. 50 in field goals attempts (447); No. 74 points per game (17.2); No. 107 free throws made (131); No. 114 in total points (532); No. 226 steals (44).

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 • 481 points scored t-No. 30 for a single-season.

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).

National: Ranked No. 138 in free throw percentage (81.8 percent); No. 206 in total assists (116); No. 206 in total steals (45).

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.).

Pac-12 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.).

Pac-12 Conference (all games): Ranked No. 12 in steals (1.2); No. 15 in 3-point field goals made (1.5); 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 (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: Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in 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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