Mark my words.
Three years from now, unless something horrific happens (knock on wood), you will see Trevor Booker on ESPN's Top 10 Plays once a week.
Many may think I'm crazy, and I can't blame them because of the fact that Washington Wizards' head coach doesn't give Booker the playing time he deserves; that being he needs replace Andray Blatche or JaVale McGee in the starting lineup.
Booker is just what the Wizards need, toughness and rebounding. It also helps that he has the fastest three-fourths-court sprint in the NBA pre-draft combine with 3.10 seconds being that he is on the same team with one of the fastest point guards in the league, John Wall.
With Booker being an explosive and tough undersized power forward, he reminds me of someone like Charles Barkley. Booker was compared to a Paul Milsap coming into the NBA, but if you continue to watch his game you realize that he is a step above him in regard to his physical abilities.
Here are his top five dunks so far this season...
The thing that impresses me the most about this dunk from Booker is that his finishing ability reminds me of LeBron James so much.
If you think about it, they actually dunk pretty similar.
1. Two powerful steps (for LeBron sometimes three).
2. Cocks back dunking arm for some extra power into the dunk.
3. And exposes the torso area to get ready for contact.
So I guess if you want to dunk like Trevor Booker a la LeBron James just follow those steps.
This game was one of the first games of the season where the Wizards actually discovered Booker's athletic ability. A very impressive thing to look at on this dunk is the distance from where he jumped (which is one of the reasons for the title).
Booker takes off from the volleyball line (high school term), avoids the contest from the right side and finishes with his left hand.
These dunks aren't about style but more about attitude. Obviously Trevor Booker was a pretty upset man when the Wizards seemed to be on the verge of losing against the Suns and definitely took it out on the rim.
The second dunk in the video can be a foreshadow of what could happen in the future as he takes advantage of his lateral quickness against bigger defenders.
This dunk is definitely one of the highlights of Trevor Booker's rookie season. It makes a nice scene for a poster as Booker cocks the ball back and dunks over Earl Clark.
Poor Earl Clark didn't see it coming, and neither did the D.C. fans in the crowd.
When you hear the word "Wizards" and "putback dunks," you tend to think of JaVale McGee, who highlights the Washington Wizards almost every month with some eye-dropping dunk that makes it on ESPN's Top 10.
But this time it was Trevor Booker who gave the Wizards an extra boost of momentum in the fourth quarter as he brought the house down with two putback dunks on back-to-back possessions that would ultimately win the game for the Wizards.