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“There’s a lot to come.”

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Are your kids going to have a better experience rooting for the Phoenix Suns than you’ve been subjected to for the better part of the last decade? Devin Booker is trying to make it so.

The push for the 21-year-old to be awarded with his first All-Star Game appearance is getting stronger every day. You can and should take to social media and use the hashtags #NBAVote and #BookEm to vote and let the world know that Booker should represent the Suns February 18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Thursday at practice Booker was asked what being named to the Western Conference All-Star team would mean to him.

“That’s been a goal of mine since I was a kid, to be an All-Star in this league,” Booker said.

The argument that Booker should be the first Phoenix Suns player to earn a trip to the NBA’s mid-season showcase since Steve Nash in 2012 only continues to get stronger. Before missing nine games in December with left adductor strain, he was averaging a career-high 24.3 points per contest. In the five games since returning, he’s scoring better than 28 points per game.

“I never thought I’d be in that position this early. I go out here I try to give it my all for this organization every night and the fans show their appreciation for that.”

“It’s been an unbelievable ride so far in my first three years. There’s a lot to come and I’m looking forward to them.”

Votes count double today and you have until January 15th to weigh in. Booker gets to show what he can do against the Spurs, Thunder, Rockets, and Pacers before voting is closed. Will he be named an All-Star?