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LeBron James believes Devin Booker will be a future NBA star

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LeBron James has revealed the player he believes will become one of the NBA's future superstars in years to come, and it may come as quite a shock to some. 

He would have been forgiven for giving the simple answer that Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis, the top two vote-getters for last season's Rookie of the Year award would go on to have a great career, but instead he made a much more left field choice. 

James, talking to the 'Open Run' podcast on his Uninterrupted network, named Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker as his pick to become one of the league's elite players as his career develops.

He was already aware that this may surprise some, saying: "The one no one knows about? I'm going to be honest. If it's someone that is really under the radar right now that I believe that's gonna be a really, really All-Star [calibre] player, it's Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns."  

It is easy to see why LeBron chose Booker, when you take a closer look, as he quietly had a very impressive rookie season, which included coming third to the 'Splash Brothers', Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in the three-point contest at All-Star Weekend.

Foot Locker Three-Point Contest 2016

Booker averaged 13.8 points in just under 28 minutes per game in his first season, earning himself a spot in the USA side of the Rising Stars Challenge at the All-Star event and fourth place in Rookie of the Year voting. 

You can be sure that, thanks to James, many more eyes will now be focused on Booker's progress throughout the season and into the future to see if his predictions for the youngster prove correct.

No pressure for Booker heading into just his second NBA season then!

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LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Phoenix Suns
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Devin Booker

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