Kentucky Wildcats land Devin Booker; James Blakmon likely to Indiana

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Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA South player Devin Booker (9) shoots the ball against Team Pan-Africa during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The Kentucky Wildcats secured their latest basketball recruit in the class of 2014 in the form of Devin Booker.

Booker, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Moss Point, Mississippi, and James Blackmon, a 6-3 shooting guard from Marion, Indiana, both include the Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans among their finalists.

Booker is a four-star player and rated No. 30 in the nation, according to and is choosing between Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky and the Missouri Tigers. He averaged 29.7 points per game as a junior at Moss Point, when he was named Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

ESPN Scouting Report for Booker:

This is not your typical wing guard. Booker has a few things working in his favor. For starters, he’s been blessed with a unique feel for the game and a passion for his position. His basketball IQ is one of the first things you notice regarding his play. He’s economical with his shot selection which speaks to his feel. Like him more as a shooter type than a smash it to the rim wing. Will need to use his dribble to slide to different areas of the floor.

Booker is an exceptional student with a passion for the game. He’s got big enough shoulders to be the main scoring option for a team and is tracking as a player you construct your backcourt around. There’s plenty he can improve upon but his overall demeanor and skill shooting the ball takes him places. High character prospect.

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