Just one day after making his signing with the Phoenix Suns official, 13th overall pick Devin Booker played like a happy man Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League.
Booker, just 18-years-old, had a career-high 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting and 2-of-5 from 3-point range, adding six rebounds and two assists as Phoenix cruised to a 91-82 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Phoenix never trailed during the game, leading by as much as 19 in the fourth quarter.
Second-year forward T.J. Warren added 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting and center Alex Len had 8 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Phoenix.
Trey Lyles, who was selected 12th overall in this year's draft, had 10 points on a forgettable 3-of-10 shooting from the field and added four rebounds for the Jazz. The 19-year-old former teammate of Booker is averaging 10.3 points per game through his first four summer league contests, but is only shooting 35 percent from the floor.
JaJuan Johnson led the Jazz with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor and nine rebounds off the bench. Three-year NBA veteran Jared Cunningham also had 13 points on 2-of-9 shooting and went 9-of-11 from the free throw line.
With the win, Phoenix (2-1) has Wednesday off before returning to action Thursday. Utah (1-2) will play Wednesday.