Posted On: 07/3/21 10:58 AM

It was a live period, and college coaches were out in full force at Carmel and Westfield for the Charlie Hughes Shootout. 101 high school teams competed with one another in a preview for the upcoming season. Several teams and players looked very impressive and caught the eye of scouts and coaches. Here are the 2023 forwards that caught my attention during the weekend.

 

Xavier Booker Xavier Booker 6'11" | PF Cathedral | 2023 State #107 Nation IN - 6’11" PF - Cathedral

Booker had every college coach in the area with eyes on him on Sunday afternoon, and he did not disappoint. At 6’11”, Booker has size and length that is nearly impossible to compete against. Also, despite his slender frame, he seemed to have no problem being physical with the bigger Jalen Washington Jalen Washington 6'9" | PF Gary West | 2022 State #15 Nation IN inside. He was outstanding against Washington on the defensive end of the floor and didn’t let anyone get anything easy. On offense, Booker can handle it extremely well and is very smooth for a big man. He can finish through contact and had a couple of nice moves on the break, including a jam in transition. Booker can also knock down his jump shot consistently. He and Hooks are the two best

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