Carey Booth, a four-star basketball recruit of Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, has committed to Penn State on a basketball scholarship. Penn State beat out Ohio State, Stanford, Texas, and Vanderbilt.
The 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward is the son of Calvin Booth who played at Penn State and played ten seasons in the NBA. He is now the General Manager of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.
Booth is the number four recruit in New Hampshire, the No. 17 power forward, and the No. 90 player nationally in the 2023 recruiting cycle.
Booth saw his stock rise during the offseason by playing in the Under Armour Association and playing for KC Run GMC over the summer,
where he impressed scouts with his size, skill, and basketball IQ. The latter sjould not a surprise because he has grown up around the game of basketball.
Scouts see Booth as a long-term prospect that will take time to develop into a game changer at the college level. Scouts love his ability to play without the basketball i.e., cutting to the basketball, fighting through screens, and showing a quick bounce playing in space. However, he must work on getting stronger and rebounding on both ends of the floor. He also plays on the perimeter a little bit too much for a player his size. But those are things that can be fixed with coaching and being in a college weight room.
With the commitment of Booth, he will join guards Logan Imes and Braeden Shrewsberry and is their first big in Penn State’s 2023 cycle. Booth is Penn State’s highest-rated commit since Tony Carr in 2016.