Penn State Basketball Class of 2023 Signee Carey Booth
has moved up in the latest 247Sports rankings.
Booth, a four-star, 6-foot-10 power forward from the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, moved up from No. 91 to No. 85 nationally.
Carey Booth, the son of former Penn State star and current Denver Nuggets GM Calvin Booth is the second-highest-rated signee in Penn State men’s basketball history according to 247, behind only Tony Carr.
On Early Signing Day this past November, Penn State associate head coach called Booth “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.”
On the same day, head coach Micah Shrewsberry expressed optimism for Booth, but reminded people to “be patient.”
“I hope he walks in the door, and he’s fantastic right away,” Shrewsberry said. “That helps us all. And if he’s not, let’s be patient with him and let him grow because he’s still a young kid.”
Shrewsberry loves Booth’s game.
”How he plays,” Shrewsberry said, “the way he moves, how he blocks shots, how he can step out and shoot the ball on the perimeter, put the ball on the floor. His confidence is growing each and every day that he plays.”
Booth is one of three players signed to Penn State basketball’s 2023 Class. The other two are three-star combo guard Logan Imes (Zionsville, Indiana) and three-star shooting guard Braeden Shrewsberry (State College), son of Micah.
Penn State’s 2023 recruiting class is ranked No. 31 by 247Sports’ composite rankings. This is Micah Shrewsberry’s second-straight successful recruiting class, with his first one, the Class of ‘22, finishing No. 27 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Leading that class ratings-wise was forward Kebba Njie, who is currently starting for Penn State as a true freshman.