Booth pays a visit

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August 18, 2007|By DON MARKUS

There were no chants of "Boooooooooooth," as there used to be at Cole Field House when he was playing basketball for Maryland.

But Keith Booth, the former Terps star turned assistant coach, got his share of attention at Ravens camp in Westminster yesterday. And most of it had to do with the commitment the Terps just received from St. Frances star Sean Mosley, the latest Baltimore player to announce he was headed to College Park.

"As a young player growing up in Baltimore, having the opportunity to play at the University of Maryland and come back as a coach, it's really good to walk around and be recognized for things that you've accomplished. In fact it was the first time I actually got congratulated as a coach," Booth said.

Booth came out with family members as the guest of Craig Singleterry, a boyhood friend who works security for the Ravens. Since returning to Baltimore after playing briefly with the Chicago Bulls - he has an NBA championship ring to prove it - Booth became a huge Ravens fan through his longtime friendship with former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a linebacker who played for the Ravens in 2005.

But yesterday was a first for Booth.

"First time up here," he said. "Been busy."

don.markus@baltsun.com

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