The Phoenix Suns chose Devin Booker to represent their team at this month’s NBA Draft Lottery.
Booker then made a draft pick of his own.
The rookie guard from the University of Kentucky invited Jenna Warren, a 16-year old Suns fan with Down Syndrome, to join him in New York City for the May 17 lottery, which will determine the order of the first 14 picks in this summer’s NBA Draft. Booker extended the invitation with a video on his social media accounts, and Jenna responded with a video of her own, according to the Phoenix Suns website.
Jenna met Booker before a game in April. Booker noticed that Jenna, who was watching warm-ups, was wearing his jersey, and the Suns rookie invited her to join him on the court. Once Booker learned that he would be representing the team at the Draft Lottery, he offered Jenna and her family the opportunity to join him.
“She’s so excited that she can’t contain herself,” Jenna’s mother, Gracie Colvin of Phoenix, told the Arizona Republic. “She wants to go tomorrow.”