LeBron James heaps praise on Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker

Posted at 3:58 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 11:30:40-04

Is 19-year-old shooting guard Devin Booker already the face of the Phoenix Suns' franchise?

Well, if he's not, LeBron James himself believes he soon will be.

On Wednesday during UNINTERRUPTED's Open Run podcast, the 2016 NBA Finals MVP was asked to name the "most promising young gun" in the NBA.

His response: "You know what? I'm going to be honest. If it's someone who is under the radar right now that I believe is going to be a really, really, really good All-Star player in the league, it's Devin Booker from the Phoenix Suns."

It's certainly not farfetched to think Booker will become a perennial NBA All-Star. In his rookie season, he looked like he could become a steal for the Suns, who selected him with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard from Kentucky averaged over 19 points per game after the NBA All-Star break and made multiple 3-pointers in 28 of the 76 games he played in.

Booker won't turn 20 years old until Oct. 30 -- fittingly, the same day the Suns host the Golden State Warriors, whom LeBron and the Cavaliers defeated in the 2016 NBA Finals.

You can listen to LeBron's comments here. His praise of Booker begins at around the 1:22:00 mark.