Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2023 PF target Carey Booth sees stock rising

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Iowa recently offered 2023 power forward Carey Booth out of Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colo. The 6-foot-10, 215 pound power forward picked up his offer from the Hawkeyes on April 9.

Booth also plays for Under Armour Association squad KC Run GMC where he’s really started turning some heads. 247Sports director of scouting Adam Finkelstein mentioned Booth as one of the players that stood out in the early portion of this spring’s live period.

“At the Under Armour Association, Carey Booth, the son of of longtime NBA player and current (Denver) Nuggets GM Calvin Booth, made a major impression. Is a 6-10 forward, is just beginning to tap into his vast potential, but showed clear upside on both ends of the floor for KC Run GMC. Xavier, Wake Forest, Marquette and Oklahoma State jumped right in with both Duke and Villanova expected to watch this coming weekend,” Finkelstein said.

As Finkelstein mentioned, Booth is the son of former Penn State star, NBA veteran and now Denver Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth. According to 247Sports, Booth now holds offers from California, Colorado State, Georgetown, Iowa, Marquette, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, San Francisco and Texas Tech. With Booth’s recent play in the UAA, his recruiting rankings across the board should be on the rise in short order.

As it currently stands, Booth is ranked as a two-star power forward by 247Sports. He is rated as the nation’s No. 34 power forward and the third-best player from Colorado by 247Sports. ESPN regards Booth as a four-star talent, then No. 96 player nationally, the No. 12 center and the No. 3 player from Colorado. Booth is without a star rating on both On3 and Rivals.

Iowa currently has one player committed in its 2023 recruiting class, four-star power forward Owen Freeman out of Bradley-Bourbonnais High School in Bradley, Ill. Freeman is ranked as the nation’s No. 83 player overall in the 2023 class, the No. 9 power forward and the No. 2 recruit from Illinois in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Here’s a look at some of Booth’s recent highlights with KC Run GMC from Brandon Goble on YouTube.

Recruiting profile

Carey Booth’s Recruiting Profile

Rating

Stars

Overall

State

Position

247

2

N/A

3

34

Rivals

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ESPN

4

96

3

12

On3 Recruiting

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

247 Composite

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Vitals

Hometown

Englewood, Colo.

Projected Position

PF

Height

6-10

Weight

215

Class

2023

Recruitment

  • Offered on April 9

Offers

  • Iowa

  • California

  • Colorado State

  • Georgetown

  • Marquette

  • Minnesota

  • Oklahoma State

  • San Francisco

  • Texas Tech

Quote from Booth on his game

On3’s Jamie Shaw recently caught up with Booth and touched on how he’s beginning to see his stock rise and his recruitment take off. Here’s what Booth said to Shaw about what his game looks like and who he tries to pattern it after.

“I’m trying to be the guy who brings the energy to the floor. I can shoot, but I want that to be the last thing people talk about. I want to be active on the boards, block shots and do the other stuff that brings energy to the game and helps my teammates out. I’m playing with more physicality now, and I am a high-level shooter; it’s really tightened up. I watch a lot of Evan Mobley and Anthony Davis. They have similar bodies and frames to me; I watch how they impact the game on defense,” Booth said. – Shaw, On3.

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