Son of former MU star Booker isn’t afraid of dad’s large footsteps

There’s been plenty written about Michigan’s pursuit of Devin Booker – one of two 2014 prospects to add Michigan offers on June 15th – but Missouri has made an impact as well. Booker’s father was a star at Missouri and the Kansas City Star recently profiled Booker and Missouri’s pursuit.

“It would be nice to see him in a Missouri uniform,” Melvin said, “ and a lot of people assume he’s going to Missouri. When other schools call, that’s the first thing they ask – is he going there because you went there? I tell them he’ll go to Missouri if he wants to go to Missouri. It’s his choice.”

And for his part, Devin – who lived with his mother in Grand Rapids, Mich., until last year – said it’s way too early in the process to name a leader right now. Michigan would figure to be a contender for his services; he did grow up in that state, after all, only leaving to spend the summers with his dad, and a story done by noted his mom as a Wolverine fan. However, Devin is adamant he has no leader right now, and is admittedly intrigued by the prospect of playing Missouri.

“Yeah, it is tempting, I can’t lie,” Devin said. “But whatever school best fits me is the one I’ll decide on. My dad isn’t going to make me go to Missouri. He just cares that school fits me.”

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