Clemson Commitment Striving to Improve

CUTigers.com recently checked in with Clemson verbal commitment Trevor Booker, to get the latest on his recruitment, and also his work with the South Carolina Celtics (AAU) earlier this year.

6-7, 215 pound forward prospect Trevor Booker had an outstanding year playing AAU basketball this summer.

"I played with the South Carolina Celtics this year," Booker told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "We went to Houston and a couple of tournaments in Atlanta. Our first tournaments we went to the championship but lost. That's when I got my name out there.

"Houston was my best tourney. I did the best out there. That's when I started getting more scholarship offers."

The Union standout, who committed to Clemson in May, could play one of several positions for head coach Oliver Purnell in 2006. "My strength is rebounding," he said. "I can guard inside or outside. I will play either the 3 or 4 for Clemson. I played some point guard in high school as well.

"Right now my big thing is that I am going to work on my jump shot."

When asked how firm his commitment is to the Tigers, Booker responded, "I'm 100 percent. I'm definitely going to Clemson."

After several impressive AAU tournaments his offer list grew considerably this year. "I have offers from South Carolina, William and Mary, Wofford, College of Charleston and Winthrop."

The star athlete plans to do everything he can to help Union this year. "I am going to do my best to carry my team. I just want to carry them as far as I can. I also want to get better and prepare for Clemson. It's something I think about a lot," said Booker.

What is the Palmetto standout looking forward to about his future in Tiger Town? "I'm just looking forward to being a part of Clemson. I grew up a Clemson fan. I'm just looking forward to working with Coach Purnell and Coach Nickelberry," he said.

Booker had a chance to speak with the Clemson coaches at the tournaments earlier this summer. "I spoke with them at the tourneys. They told me I played good. They told me I would be playing either the small or power forward positions," he said.

The talented prospect left CUTigers.com with one thought for Tiger fans. "Be on the lookout. Trevor Booker will be coming to Clemson," he added.

Booker averaged 15 points, 12.5 rebounds and three blocks as a junior.

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