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Moss Point's Devin Booker to compete in NBA's 3-point contest

Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) gives chase as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) moves the ball up court during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) gives chase as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) moves the ball up court during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) AP

Former Moss Point sharp shooter Devin Booker has been selected to compete in the NBA All-Star Weekend's 3-point contest on Feb. 13 in Toronto.

The Phoenix Suns rookie is leading his class with 41.7 percent 3-point shooting this season. As the NBA's youngest player at 19, Booker will be only the fourth rookie to compete in the contest, joining Steph Curry (2010), Kyle Korver (2004) and Dennis Scott (1991).

Booker was on fire this past month, leading all rookies with a 17.3 scoring clip. The 13th overall pick out of Kentucky also averaged 2.6 assists in the month. On the year, Booker is averaging 10 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Due to injuries on the squad, Booker has seen his playing time ramp up lately.

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