A number of potential blue chip 2023 prospects continue to trend up the radar regionally and nationally and with the upcoming basketball season right around the corner you can expect all of them to collect more and more attention along with headlines with each passing month.  The state of Indiana is always home to this type of talent and the 2023 class is no exception with the emergence of Xavier Booker of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, IN.  

A plus length 6-10 nearing 6-11 205 Center, Booker exploded this past spring and summer on the grassroots travel circuit with the George Hill All Indy program and those performances combined with his potential saw him elevate quickly onto the radars of college coaches and scouting services alike.  Following in the footsteps of current NBA standout Myles Turner who developed and graced the hardwood of NY2LA Sports platforms with the Texas Select program last decade, Booker took on much of the same approach and feel this past travel season passing the eye test with his physical tools while also displaying some quality skill work and nice instincts for an emerging big.  A left handed interior prospect, Booker has the ability to step up and knock down the perimeter shot, he can score with his back to the basket, he’s shown an ability to run the floor hard and finish in transition and he’s really just scratching the surface of his potential.  

His efforts saw him grab First Team All-Underclassmen honors for the 2021 NY2LA Basketball Association along with plethora of attention from college coaches across the country.  He currently holds offers from Michigan State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Butler, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State, Purdue, TCU, IUPUI, etc. and a host of others continuing to elevate their interest.  Needless to say Booker has the world at his fingertips and with continued hard work and development you can expect his recruiting trail to continue to soar nationally over the next 10-12 months.

Booker plays with the George Hill-All Indy program during the grassroots travel season.