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Devin Booker Still Wide Open Heading Into July
by Garrett Tucker, Future150 (5:58 PM CT, Fri June 28, 2013)
Booker is one of the best shooters in his class.
Booker is one of the best shooters in his class.
Garrett Tucker
Garrett Tucker:

Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.

Charlottesville, VA (Future150) -- Heading into the month of July, 2014 Moss Point (Miss.) shooting guard Devin Booker is still wide open with the recruiting process.

“Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Stanford are some of the schools staying in-touch right now,” he told Future150.com.

Despite several schools taking commitments from other players, he still is considering any school that is pursuing him. With that being said, schools like Duke, North Carolina, and Florida are all being mentioned with the five-star sharpshooter.

“It’s not that big of a deal,” he said of other commitments. “If the school still wants me and I feel like it is a good fit, I’ll go there. I’m just going to sit back and watch. There’s nothing wrong with a little competition.”

Booker says that despite other schools having commitments, they still stay in contact with him. However, the schools that have gained a lot of traction with the 6-foot-5 shooter are Michigan State and Kentucky.

He visited East Lansing on Wednesday, where he cited spending a lot of time with head coach Tom Izzo and star Gary Harris. There has also been much talk about Booker joining Tyler Ulis and Cliff Alexander as a potential three-man class with the Spartans.

Nevertheless, Kentucky seems to making the Mississippi native a priority, as John Calipari is leading the way in his recruitment.

“Coach [John] Calipari does all the recruiting on me. We text back and forth, talk on the phone. He also has a good relationship with my mom and dad. We stay in contact on a day-to-day basis.”

There is the possibility that Booker may take an unofficial visit to Kentucky in the near future, too. That would be his first opportunity to see the Kentucky campus first-hand. He is still impressed with the track record given, though.

“You can’t ignore what Calipari is doing. He’s winning and producing pros. It’s impressive,” he noted.

After suffering a high ankle sprain at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Booker has been sidelined from playing. He hopes to be ready to go by the live period in July. After that, a list cut and decision could come.

“After July, I will probably cut my list down and take a few more visits if I have to. I never know when I may have a decision.”

Booker is the No. 15 overall player in the 2014 Future150 Rankings.

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Bill Meelater / Guest

The dude can hoop.

Posted: on 5:56 PM CDT, Mon July 1, 2013

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