Space Coyote

February 20th, 2013 at 2:53 PM ^

For basketball it's actually not that early in the process. It's still kind of early, like say the equivalent of summer for football players, but with an early signing period and fewer recruits, basketball prospects tend to get offered a bit earlier.

Now he may get an offer still from Duke or UNC, but my feeling is those schools are looking or waiting on a few others first.

ken725

February 20th, 2013 at 3:46 PM ^

Actually his mom lives in Michigan.

 

"Well my dad played at Missouri and my mom lives in Michigan, so those two schools have been on me since the eighth grade, so that is where (the rumors) come from," he said.

UMfan21

February 20th, 2013 at 2:13 PM ^

Booker has already made a few unofficials to UofM in the past I think (going back to last year).  He's the guy I want the most in this next class.

The Baughz

February 20th, 2013 at 2:16 PM ^

UNC just offered Rashad Vaughn and is their #1 priority at SG right now. Of course that doesnt mean UNC wont offer Booker, but even though there is mutual interest, he is not their top guy. Same goes for Duke. There is mutual interest but I dont believe they offered him yet, either. 

ILMichFan70

February 20th, 2013 at 5:22 PM ^

According to an article on Rivals, Devin says he has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Michigan State and Mississippi State.

It appears at this point Michigan State has offered him even though on his actual Rivals page it doesn't show up.

Blue boy johnson

February 20th, 2013 at 4:48 PM ^

I'm pretty sure Booker likes MSU too. There is some type of GR connection with Booker, Drake Harris, AAU ball, and all that good stuff.

Booker is not going to be an easy get, but I think Michigan has as good a shot as anybody. Michigan is a major player again in college hoops, and an attractive destination. Great tradition, excellent program, excellent school, chance to play early, and play for a coach who will develop you and encourage you to shoot the ball. Mike McGee  would have loved Coach B. 

Since Devin Booker sort of reminds me of Mike McGee, Here is a little bio on M hoops legend Mike McGee. McGee never saw a shot he didn't like.

Mike McGee: The pride of Omaha North HS in Omaha Nebraska

"McGee ranks fifth in school history with his career scoring average of 21.3 ppg. He ranks second on Michigan’s all-time list with 2,439 career points (just 3 points behind Glen Rice) and first with 1,010 career field goals.
In his senior season McGee averaged 24.40 ppg which is the 8th best single season average in school history.
McGee is one of only 3 Wolverines to record four 400 point seasons.
McGee was selected in the first round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played in the NBA for 9 years and was a member of two NBA Championship teams with the Lakers (1982, 85)."

Name FG FGA FG% Avg Season
Mike McGee 217 439 0.494 19.7 77-78
Mike McGee 207 455 0.455 18.9 78-79
Mike McGee 277 584 0.474 22.2 79-80
Mike McGee 309 600 0.515 24.4 80-81

http://isportsweb.com/michigan-basketball-all-time-10-best-shooting-guards/

Blue boy johnson

February 21st, 2013 at 2:47 PM ^

Pretty sweet class you came in with. I liked those teams alot, even though they didn't have great success based on W's and L's

Big Ten was pretty tough in those years. 2 of those seasons Magic and Kelser and Jay Vincent were wreaking havoc in EL.

Mike McGee
John Johnson
Paul Heuerman
Marty Bodnar
Mark Bodnar
Mike Robinson