Basketball: Devin Booker Player Profile

Devin Booker is one of the top prospects available to the Michigan Wolverines in the class of 2014. At 6-4, 180 lbs out of Moss Point HS in Mississippi,  Booker is a five-star prospect and the third ranked shooting guard in his class, according to Scout.com.  There is a lot of buzz surrounding this prospect, and it is completely justified.

He currently holds scholarship offers from Missouri, Arkansas, Duke, Florida, and the Wolverines. It is a bit early to tell who is in the lead for Devin Booker, but he would be the signature player of the ’14 class if he was to come to Ann Arbor. (He visited the Wolverines on March 10th and attended the basketball game against IU)

Booker has several things going in his favor that make on one of the elite players in the 2014 class. Watching him on film, one thing sticks out to me immediately: his basketball instincts. He is a very smart player and his basketball instincts are impressive. He is a leader on the court and makes good decisions. Booker has very good shot selection and his jump shooting ability is a definite strength. His dribbling ability helps to create seperation for him.

Something that does hold him back is his driving ability and taking the ball to the rim. He has the physical tools to improve this, and it should come with time. His game from mid-range and in the post is something that needs a bit of work before college as well. As he grows into his body, these flaws should work themselves out.

Fans, coaches, and scouts alike are very high on Devin Booker and he would fit in with the Wolverines very nicely. Pairing him with another high basketball I.Q. guy in the backcourt, 2013 point guard commit Derrick Walton, would be an elite duo in the ranks of not only the Big Ten, but also the nation. I don’t imagine Booker making a decision anytime soon, but whoever lands this kid is getting one of the best pure scoring shooting guards in the country. Michigan fans hope to see him in maize and blue when the 2014-15 season rolls around.

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