Union County native Trevor Booker was instumental in the Washington Wizards 102-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday. Booker saved his best game of the season for his Carolina homecoming, with a season high 16 points.
This was the first road win of the season for the Wizards and playing in front of family and friends seemed to spark a fire in Booker who was 4-4 from the free throw line and also contributed three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.
“He had a lot of family there and I took my wife and two of my kids,” said Union County Interim Athetic Director Scott Sherbert. “I was very proud. It was just exciting to see one of our former players do so well and have such a great night.”
Booker’s last trip back to Union County was during the NBA lockout where he attended the annual Chicken Roast with his family. Booker was nursing an injured quad muscle which he sustained while playing oversees in Israel. When the lockout was lifted the next month, Booker was back on the court with the rest of the Wizards, 100 percent and eager to start his second season in Washington.
Booker had the opportunity to attend a Clemson basketball game while in South Carolina last November.
A Clemson standout during his collegiate days, this time Booker was a spectator at Littlejohn Collesium.
Along with his family, Booker was there to cheer on his younger brother, Devin, who is making his own mark in Tiger Town.
“I think they can do well this year,” said Trevor. “They need to make some small adjustments but they should be fine.”
The younger Booker matched his brother’s 16 points in his team’s own Saturday win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Clemson took control early with a 13-4 run including four points courtesy of Devin. The Demon Deacons never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way and Clemson grabbed a 71-60 win at home.
*Keep up with Trevor and Devin Booker in weekly briefs called Keeping up with the Bookers in the Union Daily Times*