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‘The Total Package Offensively,’ PSU Men’s Basketball AHC Adam Fisher on New Signee Carey Booth

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Carey Booth

Penn State men’s basketball signed its 2023 recruiting class Wednesday morning.

In the afternoon, head coach Micah Shrewsberry and his staff spoke about the three-man group to media at the Bryce Jordan Center.

As part of the press conference, the staff broke down each of Penn State’s three signees; four-star PF Carey Booth, three-star SG Braeden Shrewsberry (son of Micah) and three-star CG Logan Imes.

A different assistant talked about each player while a video highlight reel of that specific player ran on a screen. Associate Head Coach Adam Fisher talked about Booth; the second highest-rated-signee Penn State has ever had, behind only Tony Carr, per 247Sports.

Fisher called Booth, a standout a Wolfeboro New Hampshire’s Brewster Academy, “the total package offensively.”

“We go see him as a staff,” Fisher said, “and we talk to people that have watched him. He just keeps getting better.”

It became clear in Penn State’s 93-68 season-opening win over Winthrop Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center that the team likes to shoot from beyond the arc. Penn State made a program-record 18 3-pointers.

Although Booth is 6-foot-10, Fisher likes his outside game.

“You guys see how we like to play,” Fisher said. “We like to shoot 3s, so that’ll fit in really well. As you can see, he’s able to do it. The pick and pop multiple ways, and off the bounce as well.”

Fisher also feels Booth has gotten better on the other end of the floor.

“He’s really improved his defense,” Fisher said. “Able to go up and contest shots. He’s also done a great job this summer of rebounding. Rebounding outside his area, using his size to go get basketballs. He can also read the break. So his skillset is great for what we’re looking to do.”

Carey Booth is a Penn State legacy. His father, Calvin, is one of the best defensive players in program history and is currently the Denver Nuggets’ general manager.

Now, Carey has a golden chance to keep the family legacy going in the Bryce Jordan Center.

“This is a guy who wanted to be at Penn State,” Fisher said. “He’s a gym rat. He’s in the gym first all the time at his high school, working on his game every single day. So he’s going to be a great fit for Penn State, not just on the court but off the court as well.”

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