Sam Webb: Take me back to your camp experience at Michigan last summer. What were your impressions?
Devin Booker: “I loved it. I loved being around the players the coaches. Thery’re just outgoing people.”
Sam Webb: When you visited Michigan a few weeks back was that your first time up for a game?
Devin Booker: “No, not for football. I’d been up there to watch a football game.”
Sam Webb: What about this time as a special guest? How did it feel? What did you think of the atmosphere and the vibe around the program?
Devin Booker: “It was crazy. The campus was because it was homecoming, the big game, they love their football team. It was crazy (laughing).”
Sam Webb: Your dad told me you moved down to Mississippi. What has that transition been like for you?
Devin Booker: “I’ve adjusted really well. The move was basically for basketball so my dad could train me, doing some stuff that I’ve never heard of or seen before.”
Sam Webb: How much has your game grown just in the time that you’ve been down there with your dad?
Devin Booker: “I believe it has changed a lot. Unlike where I was at in Michigan in Grandville, players are more aggressive here and it just brings out the dog in you.”
Sam Webb: Describe your game for me. Give me a scouting report.
Devin Booker: “Well I play a little bit of everything. I don’t just (rely) athleticism or shooting ability. I play with an I.Q. (doing things like) noticing mismatches. Like my dad says, I can play the one through threee, but I’m most comfortable at the two right now. On the defensive side, I play to my opponent’s weakness. I understand what he wants to do and play against it. I rebound. My dad stresses rebounding and defense the most, so that’s what I try to concentrate on.”
Sam Webb: Did grow up a fan of any particular program?
Devin Booker: “Well I was always a Michigan fan, but I don’t really care where I go to college. It is whatever best fits for me.”
Sam Webb: What are some of the schools that you’re interested in even if you haven’t heard from them yet?
Devin Booker: “I like all the schools. I went up to Michigan for an unofficial for their homecoming. The facilities are crazy…like nothing I’ve seen before. I took an unofficial to Missouri also, and that was awesome.”
Sam Webb: Give me your current list of schools?
Sam Webb: Do you have any other unofficial visit plans in the coming months?
Devin Booker: “(More will come) after my season is over because right now I’m just settling in down here. October I traveled a lot so I’m trying to settle down right now. Once the season is over I’ll be back up there.”
Sam Webb: Getting back to Michigan, your dad told me that you’ve been in touch with Bacari Alexander. Obviously you got a chance to spend more face time with the staff up here on the visit. What did they say to you about how you might fit in with them?
Devin Booker: “They picked up Mitch McGary and they have Zak Irvin committed. They said that I would be more like a Darius Morris type, but with a jumpshot. They like that I see the floor well. I can come off a few screens, then switch up between being off the ball and on the ball."
Sam Webb: What about your vibe with the staff?
Devin Booker: “I love ‘B.A.’ He is just an outstanding outgoing guy. He is good at his job.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Booker in the weeks and months to come.