Suns rookies poised to shine in 2017


Courtasy of Keith Allison

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker going up to score a lay-up

Victoria Finlinson, Reporter/SCC

The Phoenix Suns will be adding a few talented rookies to their already youthful roster when they take the court for the 2017 season.

Phoenix selected small forward from the Kansas Jayhawks, Josh Jackson, with the 4th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The Suns also added sharp shooter Davon Reed with 32nd pick and 2017 All-American power forward Alec Peters with the 54th pick.

Without the addition of a marquee free agent signing, some Arizona sports fans are still excited to see the young team compete this year like Suns fan, Andy Devolder.

“Although the suns did not land a top line free agent, their youth movement should pay dividends this season as their very talented youngsters gain experience,” Devolder said.

The rookies will be looking to make an immediate impact as they join the fourth youngest roster in the NBA. The leadership of future superstar Devin Booker and also Marquese Chriss, both of which are under the age of 21, should help the new players adjust to the elite skill level.

The NBA recently announced an apparel deal with Nike, taking over for Adidas, so the Suns will be touting a new uniform style this season. There will be five jerseys in total, although only three have been released thus far. The Suns have posted a first look of their new jerseys which are made fully from recycled material and are tailored to provide less sweat buildup and easier motion.

It’s difficult to speculate how the young Suns will fare against the talented Western Conference competition, but fans will still tune in to get a peek at the new uniform designs like NBA fan Daniel Beasley.

“The suns may not have the best record in the NBA, but the new Nike jerseys remind us of the old Jason Kidd/Penny Hardaway Era 90’s jerseys,” Beasley said.

The Phoenix Suns will debut their new roster and their away uniforms against the Trail Blazers during their first preseason game on October 3rd in Portland.