Grand Rapids native and top-40 guard prospect Devin Booker spent his high school season with his father in Moss Point, Mississippi but recently returned to his home state for the summer. Without wasting much time back home, Booker took an unofficial visit to the University of Michigan on Friday. We caught up with Devin earlier today to get his thoughts on the trip.
This was Booker’s fourth trip to Ann Arbor, as the Wolverine target has also visited for camp last summer, a Michigan football game and the basketball win over Ohio State. On Friday, Booker received the full fledged campus tour featuring both academic and athletic facilities.
The Moss Point star summed up his trip to Ann Arbor, which included visits to the new Player Development Center and a stop by the Crisler Center construction, with the word “impressive”. Beyond basketball, Booker saw the law and business schools and was impressed with the academic side of what Michigan had to offer.
“I saw the wall that they’re starting to build on the outside (of Crisler),” Booker said. “And most of the inside is already complete and I saw all of that.” The Academic Center also caught Booker’s attention, as he pointed out the strong “support that [Michigan] gives its athletes academically.”
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When asked what he’s heard regarding a potential scholarship offer on June 15th – the first day that John Beilein will extend offers to 2014 prospects – Booker responded that he’s discussed the matter with Wolverine coaches and they said “he might get a scholarship on June 15th”.
Actions speak louder than words and it’s clear that the Wolverine staff has made Booker a priority in the class of 2014. John Beilein or one of his assistant coaches were at every game that Booker played on the Nike EYBL circuit this summer and the entire staff was on hand to guide the 6-foot-3 guard around campus.
“It was actually with the whole staff,” Booker said. “Coach Beilein, Bacari [Alexander], LaVall [Jordan], all of them. We went out to eat at Noodles and Company [after].”
Booker will not be attending Michigan’s College Practice Camp next Saturday because it conflicts with the Nike Elite 100 Camp in St. Louis, Missouri. Given that the camp is in St. Louis, Booker noted that he might stop by Missouri, his dad’s alma mater, for an unofficial visit next week as well.