What race and ethnicity is Devin Booker? Nationality and parents of Suns superstar revealed

Joshua Rogers June 4, 2021
What race and ethnicity is Devin Booker? Nationality and parents of Suns superstar revealed
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What race and ethnicity is Devin Booker? Nationality and parents of Phoenix Suns superstar revealed after stellar performances against the LA Lakers in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Devin Booker has been emerging as a superstar in the NBA for a few years now.

The 6ft 5in guard was drafted 13th overall in the 2015 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

In 2017, Booker became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a game, finishing with 70 against the Boston Celtics.

His recent performances against the LA Lakers in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs caught the attention of many.

People wanted to know more about Devin Booker’s background, including his ethnicity and who his parents are.

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Who are Devin Booker’s parents?

Devin Booker’s father is Melvin Booker who played college basketball at the University of Missouri.

Melvin Booker’s ethnic background is African American.

Melvin Booker had a short NBA career playing 32 total games. He played for the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, and Golden State warriors across the 1995-1996 and 1997-1998 seasons.

He would later pursue an international basketball career while Devin remained in Michigan with his mom and family.

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Melvin Booker met Devin’s mom, Veronica Gutiérrez, while he was playing for the CBA’s Grand Rapid Hoops team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ms. Gutiérrez is of Puerto Rican descent.

There was even rumours that Devin Booker could play for the Puerto Rican National Team at one stage.

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What is Devin Booker’s race and ethnicity?

Booker was born and raised in Grand Rapids.

He lived with his Mexican-American and Puerto Rican mother, Veronica Gutiérrez, while his African-American father played basketball internationally.

Devin Booker has African-American heritage from his father’s side and Puerto Rican heritage from his mother’s side.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.