Melvin Booker is a former professional basketball player in the United States. Melvin Booker is also famous as the father of a professional basketball player, Devin Booker.

Table of Biography

Early Life

Melvin Booker was born on 20th August 1972, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States. He is 49 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Leo. Melvin Booker holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed (African-American) ethnicity.

He is the father of Devin Booker, a professional basketball player. Besides that, there is no other information regarding his parents, siblings, relatives, and any other family members.

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Caption: Melvin Booker with his son David Booker: source GulfLive


Talking about his educational background, he completed his secondary education at Moss Point. Later, he went to the University of Missouri.


Talking about his career, he was a point guard for the University of Missouri and a member of the basketball team.  After averaging 28 points per game as a senior, he was named his class’s player of the year. Nevertheless, none of the region’s major four-year institutions compelled him.

Melvin chose Missouri after catching the attention of the school during earlier recruitment run through the area. Moreover, he was named Big Eight Player of the Year in 1994 after leading Missouri to a 14–0 conference record.

In 1999, he was placed into the intercollegiate athletics Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri. Despite his achievements, Melvin was not selected in the NBA draft in 1994.

Melvin Booker

Caption: Melvin Booker playing in CARROLL & BOWERS ALUMNI GAMES 2017 source: The Cardinal Facts.

Furthermore, he played 32 games for the Houston Rocket during the 1995-1996 season. Similarly, he played for the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors during the 1996–1997 season.  In 2008, he quit his professional basketball career and came back to Moss Point, Mississippi, with his son to help him in becoming a successful basketball player.  Melvin was hired as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Moss Point High School in 2011.

Net Worth

Melvin Booker has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $2 million by 2022.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Melvin is currently in a relationship with Veronica Gutierrez. He met Veronica Gutierrez while he was playing for the Grand Rapids Mackers in the 1995-1996 CBA season.

They became close and had a son named Devin Booker who was born on October 30, 1996.  They never married and Veronica would take care of their son Devin while his father Melvin played pro basketball in Europe and Asia.

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Caption: Melvin Booker’s wife and son source: Tuko.

His only son, Devin Booker played for the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team during the 2014-15 NCAA season. Currently, Devin plays for the Phoenix Suns.

Body Measurements

Melvin Booker is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and weighs about 84 kg (185 lbs). In addition, Melvin has black pair of eyes and black hair color.

Social Media

Speaking of his social media presence, Melvin Booker is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others. Moreover, Melvin seems to be busy in his personal life and does not like sharing his personal things in public.

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