With Booth’s relative lack of AAU experience, he didn’t necessarily expect scholarships to start flowing in until his junior year. But thanks to his standout sophomore season at Mount St. Joseph, combined with impressive performances with Team Takeover in the spring and summer, Booth has already earned 10 scholarship offers.
For Booth, every offer – no matter what school it comes from – is important.
“I list them off the top of my head. Getting an offer is a big deal. I know every one,” he said. “St. Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Maryland, South Florida, Indiana, Georgetown, Rutgers, Villanova.”
In the weeks after Booth’s interview with The Sun, Southern Methodist and Xavier entered the mix with offers of their own. He has taken trips to Maryland and Villanova, and hopes to check out Indiana – where former Team Takeover coach Kenny Johnson is now an assistant – come fall. Booth Sr. said his son is looking for a program with an excellent graduation rate, good tradition, a diverse campus and a “great social setting.” But there will be no rush in choosing a school.