CBS Sports analyst shares insight on new MSU commit Xavier Booker
Michigan State hoops picked up a big win on the recruiting trail Saturday, landing a commitment from power forward Xavier Booker out of Indianapolis. A 4-star recruit on the composite rankings, Booker has been rising up some systems this year.
After Booker’s announcement, Adam Finkelstein with CBS Sports weighed in on what Booker brings to the table. Finkelstein especially highlighted Booker’s ability to move fluidly at nearly 7 feet tall.
“We’re talking about someone who’s a shade under 7 feet tall, who’s exceptionally mobile, just the ease with which he runs and covers the court,” said Finkelstein. “It’s something you obviously can’t teach.”
He went on to highlight that Booker has an exceptional shooting touch for a player of his size. In terms of potential, Finkelstein pointed out Booker needs to become more efficient in his offensive approach but could develop into a high lottery pick for the NBA Draft.
“This also someone at 6-foot-11 that can step out and show that touch around the 3-point line,” Finkelstein improved. “It comes down to what could he be down the road?… Right now, he’s gotta get stronger, get more physical and develop more of an inside-outside efficient approach.”
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 30, 2022