Bookert lastest Alaska D1 player to reach 1,000-point mark
Devon Bookert of Anchorage became the 19th Alaska NCAA D1 basketball player to reach the celebrated 1,000-point career benchmark.
The senior guard with Florida State University scored 9 points in a 91-71 blowout win over Wake Forest in ACC action in North Carolina.
Bookert, of West High fame, now has 1,008 career points and is the second Alaska man since last season to join the 1K club.
The 6-foot-3 shooter ranks 44th on the school’s all-time scoring list.
Bookert also collected 5 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal in today’s win, which pushed FSU’s winning streak to four games.
Bookert isn’t just a shooter as evident of his season highs: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals.
“He is steady, makes shots, smart, takes care of the ball and he’s just one of those guys that you win with,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell told reporters last week.
“He is just a winner. He makes big plays and big shots, he plays with poise and he’s a good player.”
Alaska NCAA D1 Basketball 1,000-point Scorers
1,974 Trajan Langdon [Duke, East High]
1,607 Chris Devine [Santa Barbara, Chugiak High]
1,571 Kyle Bailey [Santa Clara, Lathrop High]
1,506 Carlos Boozer [Duke, Juneau-Douglas High]
1,389 Damen Bell-Holter [Oral Roberts, Ketchikan High]
1,341 Mario Chalmers [Kansas, Bartlett High]
1,337 Andre Laws [San Diego, East High]
1,227 Jason Erickson [Montana State, Chugiak High]
1,030 Damon Sherman-Newsome [Colgate, Bartlett High]
*1,008 Devon Bookert [Florida State, West High]
2,033 Kelsey Griffin [Nebraska, Chugiak High]
1,766 Jeannie Hebert [Miami, Monroe Catholic High]
1,664 Talisa Rhea [Seattle, Oregon State, Juneau-Douglas High]
1,596 Andrea Lloyd [Texas, Juneau High]
1,519 Brit Jacobson [Kansas State, Chugiak High]
1,374 Molly Tuter [Arizona State, Soldotna High]
1,346 Chandice Cronk [Santa Clara, Wasilla High]
1,233 Jessica Moore [Connecticut, Colony High]
1,149 Natalie Jones [Arizona, East High]