Coach Popovich Complimented Booker's CharacterOn the way to Team USA practice, the San Antonio Spurs head coach talked to Booker about his personality and character. Coach Pop told Booker that "what makes you special is not anything you do on the court, it's the high character you have and the maturity you have as a 19-year-old." Booker has brought that attitude to Lexington where he knows what his presence means to these kids. "You figure out how important that is, that I’m an actual role model now and how I carry myself actually affects people’s lives,” Booker said.
Booker Believes His Kentucky Team Was the Most TalentedWith so many former Kentucky players in the NBA, trash-talking about which team is the best is inevitable. Booker says it's hard to argue about the 2012 team because they have national championship (which Booker wishes he had), but believes his team was most talented. "I always say we were the most talented team in college basketball history. Not the best team, because the best teams win championships, but the most talented team," Booker said. I'd say that 38-1 record proves that point.
If You Want to Go to the NBA, Go to KentuckyWhen asked about how many Kentucky guys can fit on one NBA roster, Booker joked that he'd take all of them. "I respect everyone who comes through Kentucky. Obviously the NBA does because we have a lot of Kentucky players in the there," Booker said. I second that statement.
Booker Gets BucketsFirst, he knocked down jumpers with Malik Monk.
Then he went 25 of 29 from behind the arc.
Booker and Monk splashing threes. pic.twitter.com/JEDDu6WRKt– Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_AJC) July 30, 2016
Booker goes 15 for 16 on threes, five each from top and both wings. pic.twitter.com/bS85serMcW – Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_AJC) July 30, 2016