DELAWARE 87ERS ACQUIRE ASKIA BOOKER FROM NORTHERN ARIZONA

By 24/SEVENS | December 28, 2017

DELAWARE 87ERS ACQUIRE ASKIA BOOKER FROM NORTHERN ARIZONA

WILMINGTON, DE – DECEMBER 28, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has acquired guard Askia Booker and a 2018 fourth round pick from the Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for its 2018 first round pick and the returning player rights to Jerrelle Benimon.

Booker (6-1, 170) was averaging 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in 31 minutes per game this season with Northern Arizona. The Colorado product was an All-Pac-12 second team selection his senior year (2014-15), when he averaged 17 points, three rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes per game.

ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:

The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.  NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.

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