NEWBERRY — Notorious Booker joined six of his senior teammates by signing to play prep basketball next fall. On Monday he inked his commitment to Spartanburg Methodist College where he plans to study sports medicine.
He said having former Newberry Bulldogs such as Kaheem Praylow and Jeremy Summers on the Pioneers’ roster added to the comfort level he had with his decision.
“It’s good to go where I know a few folks,” he said. “But it’s a way different program with a slower tempo offense.”
The coaches plan to use Booker at shooting guard and small forward.
“It feels great that these student-athletes are getting into school,” NHS Assistant Coach Adonis Hill said. “More important than their maturation as basketball players is their maturing as men (much of which they did while playing for us at NHS). They play and work hard, something they learned from our 2008 team that reached the state finals.”
So far as Hill knew, having seven of nine seniors sign to play prep basketball was a record for Newberry High School.