Bookert drafted in second round by NBA G League’s Capital City
Anchorage’s Devon Bookert is getting a second chance in the NBA G League.
One year after he was drafted in the third round and later waived by Rio Grande Valley, the 25-year-old guard was drafted again – this time in the second round by the expansion Capital City Go-Go.
Bookert was the only Alaskan picked in this year’s G League draft.
The former Florida State University all-star was picked with the 42nd overall pick. That’s a big improvement from last year when he went 75th overall.
Capital City is an affiliate of the NBA’s Washington Wizards.
Bookert, of West High fame, played in the G League preseason with Rio Grande last year before being released. After that he went to the Czech Republic, where he earned all-league honors for USK Praha.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 24 league games. Then in eight Adria Cup games he went for 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals.
Bookert finished his college career with 1,120 points – No. 9 on Alaska’s all-time men’s list among NCAA D1 scorers.
He ranks sixth on Florida State’s career 3-point list (131) and fifth in career percentage (.419).
Only three Alaskans have played in the G League – Anchorage’s Ramon Harris, Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter and Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit. Two others, Anchorage’s GJ Macon and Derrick Wilson, were drafted but did not play in the regular season.