May 5, 2013

Hoops: Michigan coaches lining up for Devin Booker

Moss Point (Miss.) shooting guard Devin Booker (6-4,'s No. 23 junior prospect nationally) now holds offers from some of the biggest names in college basketball, including North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan. Nobody seems to have paid him more attention recently than U-M, whose coaches lined up three deep to watch him at EYBL Hampton AAU recently.

Booker has been high on Michigan since the coaches first offered him last year, calling the Wolverines a "strong frontrunner" at one point. The coaches have continued to show him he's a priority, and he's noticed.

"That's big," Booker (16.7 PPG at EBYL Hampton) said. "They're showing a lot of interest, and that's what you want. You want a coach that's there for you and you can be there for them. It means a lot.

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