Devin Booker (Moss Point, Miss./Moss Point), the 19th best prospect in the 2014 class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, was in Chapel Hill (N.C.) and Durham (N.C.) for an unofficial visit over the weekend. During his visits to the two campuses, he took in the North Carolina-North Carolina State game on Feb. 23, and the Duke-Boston College game on Feb. 24. North Carolina defeated North Carolina State (76-65) and Duke dispatched BC (89-68).
The 6-4 junior shooting guard is the son of former University of Missouri great Melvin Booker, who is currently an assistant coach at Moss Point High School.
Booker has two more weekend trips planned in the next two weeks. He will visit Florida when the Gators host Alabama on March 2. The following weekend, Booker will take in a game in East Lansing (Mich.) when Michigan State tangles with Wisconsin on March 9, and in Ann Arbor to watch Michigan battle Indiana on March 10.
Booker told The Mississippi Press, the reason that he wanted to go on his unofficial visits was to see first-hand what he’s only seen on TV or heard from recruiters.
"I've been talking to the coaches about the schools, and they can tell you everything, but some things you want to see for yourself…" Booker said.
Booker added that after making his unofficial visits, he’ll start cutting his choices down by the end of the summer and see what his official visits will be.
Booker transferred to Moss Point from Michigan prior to his sophomore season. He averaged 22.8 points a game in his first season with the Tigers before bumping his production up to 29.7 points a game this season. Booker eclipsed the 30 point mark 16 times this year, which includes a 49-point effort on Dec. 2 and a 48-point night on Dec. 4.
Booker has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri. He also has garnered interest from Alabama, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan State, Mississippi State and North Carolina, Stanford and Tennessee.