Chris Booker (basketball)
|Power forward / Center|
October 24, 1981 |
Fort Worth, Texas
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Diamond Hill-Jarvis
(Fort Worth, Texas)
|College||Tyler JC (2000–2002)
|NBA Draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||Energa Czarni Słupsk|
|2010||Energa Czarni Słupsk|
|2010–2011||Krka Novo Mesto|
Christopher Monroe Booker (born October 24, 1981 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6'10" (2.08 m) tall power forward-center. He is currently playing with Panionios in Greece.
High school years
As a four-year Letterman at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Fort Worth, Texas, Booker averaged 24.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a senior. He was named Fort Worth Player of the Year during his senior season. He earned First-Team All-District honors as a senior, and was also named District Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the Fort Worth district.
Booker attended Tyler Junior College in his freshman year, where he averaged 10.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Improving in his sophomore season, he averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, was and named All-Conference and Second Team All-American.
Booker transferred for his junior season to play for Gene Keady at Purdue University, where he was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention by conference coaches, and was named to the All-Junior College Transfer Team. He led the Boilermakers in rebounding, averaging 5.7 per game. He also played in all 30 games, with 24 starts, and ranked third on the team in scoring, at 9.4 points per game. He led the squad in blocked shots, and shot 45.2 percent from the field, fourth-best on the team. He played 807 minutes, second-most on the team. He also set Purdue's record for blocks in a season.