2023 forward Carey Booth is already catching the attention of programs all across the country. The 6’9”+ Booth has a long, lanky, sneaky-strong frame resulting in a diverse offensive game, which enables him to leverage his combination of physical tools and skillset to effectively produce both in the paint and from the outside.
Booth is an all-around athlete who’s still just scratching the surface in terms of his long term upside. He continually shows flashes of elite potential on both ends of the floor. What Booth does well projects to translate nicely as he transitions up levels.
This week, Booth spent some time chatting with Pro Insight’s Jake Lieberman about his recruitment.
For the next installment of “Recruiting Roundup,” we present class of 2023 prospect Carey Booth from Englewood, Colorado:
Pro Insight: What are you looking to accomplish this high school basketball season? What are your goals?
Carey Booth: Individually, I want to be first team all-state, but the ultimate goal as a team is to win the state championship.
PI: Which programs are currently prioritizing you the most or expressing the most interest?
CB: The programs showing me the most interest right now are Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Stanford, Cal, San Francisco, Colorado and Colorado State.
PI: Where have you visited thus far? Do you have any future visits planned?
CB: So far I’ve only visited CSU and Colorado, but I plan to visit Stanford during winter break.
PI: Did you have any dream schools growing up?
CB: Growing up I never had a dream school because I traveled around so much and also my favorite players LeBron James and Kobe never went to college and I wanted to be like them.
PI: If you could team up with any high school player in the country when you guys get to college, who would you pick?
CB: If I could team up with any high school player when I get to college I would probably pick Gradey Dick. We played on the same team at [NBPA] top-100 and he’s really good at finding open teammates. Also, I’m about to play for KC Run GMC, which is the same AAU team he played for.
PI: How do you project your role at the next level?
CB: At the next level, I don’t really know what role I’ll be in. It really depends on the conference and the school. I just want to be able to play as a freshman and help the team do better than they did the year before I came.
PI: What are your three main priorities when it comes to your recruitment?
CB: My three main priorities in my recruitment are: making sure the school really likes me, making sure that they have a good coach, and if they have good facilities for working out and getting shots up.
PI: What's your pre-game pump-up song/artist?
CB: Before games the song I use to pump me up is either ‘Slime Belief’ by Youngboy Never Broke Again, or ‘New Patek’ by Lil Uzi Vert.
PI: Which player in the NBA or college would you compare your game to?