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Clemson Forward Devin Booker Putting Together a Solid Senior Season

Joshua S. Kelly-USA Today Sports

Clemson fans will remember the days of Trevor Booker, a 2010 graduate and all-ACC performer during his career with the Tigers. Trevor’s younger brother Devin Booker followed suit by also attending Clemson and although the Tigers are going to need some big-time statement victories down the stretch in league play, it’s been a senior season for Devin that is coming together nicely.

On the season, Booker is averaging career-highs in both points and rebounds, becoming a double-double threat just like his older brother was as an upperclassman for the Tigers. Booker is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season and has tallied three double-doubles this year. More impressively, two of those three double-doubles have come over the course of the past four games,as his play and production continues to be on the rise.

Clemson does feature a talented trio of Booker, K.J. McDaniels and Milton Jennings, but the Tigers are just 10-6 on the season and 2-2 within the conference. Now a senior, Booker has become the statistical leader for this Clemson squad, but it’s going to be interesting to see if Clemson can stake any claim at a postseason berth.

During conference play, Booker has really started to pick things up. A double-double in a loss to Florida State was followed by a second double-double against Duke the very next game. The importance of those statistics from an individual sense is the match-ups in which Booker was able to be productive against. Florida State and Duke features a number of tough big men, in their own right.

Unfortunately, Clemson dropped both those contests, but back-to-back wins have the Tigers trending in the right direction entering the weekend. A trip to Raleigh is on the docket for Saturday evening.

 

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