Penn State Lands Former Basketball Star’s Son, Carey Booth

Story posted August 24, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by Jonathan Draeger

Coach Micah Shrewsberry continues to blaze the recruiting path for Penn State.

The Nittany Lions have officially landed four-star forward Carey Booth from Brewster Academy, as he made his announcement on the 247Sports YouTube channel.

The Wolfeboro, New Hampshire native stands 6-foot-9 and ranks No. 90 in the nation and No.17 for the power forward position.

Booth appreciated the tone and vision that Shrewsberry had. “He had a plan,” Booth said in an interview with Adam Finklestein of 247Sports. “He showed me what I could do at [Penn State]. He really compared me to guys he’s had before like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.”

Booth narrowed his final list to five options, with Penn State surmounting Ohio State, Texas, Vanderbilt and Stanford. Additionally, he visited California to look at the Golden Bears’ program, as well as Shaka Smart’s Marquette Golden Eagles.

Booth brings a long frame along with skill and athleticism to the program. The forward combines his size with an ability to shoot the basketball and a high IQ, allowing the Nittany Lions to utilize him as a stretch-four forward.

The Nittany Lions currently boast seven forwards on their 2022 roster, with three of those seven listed as guard/forward combos.

Booth is the son of former Penn State center Calvin Booth, who averaged 11.3 points per game in his four years in Happy Valley.

Calvin was drafted No. 35 overall by the Washington Wizards in the 1999 NBA Draft and spent 10 seasons in the NBA.

Calvin’s legacy at Penn State originally drove Carey away, but Shrewsberry’s staff reeled in the four-star commit for more than just being in the shadow of his father. “I  was really impressed by the Penn State coaching staff… just the high level coaching they have there and what the opportunity that I have to succeed,” Booth said.

The New Hampshire product marks the first four-star player in the 2023 class and the third commit in the 2023 recruiting cycle for Shrewsberry.

Booth joins three-star combo guard Logan Imes and three-star shooting guard Braeden Shrewsberry as the only commits to Penn State in 2023. The Nittany Lions now rank No. 10 overall for the 2023 cycle.

With Booth now in the fold, the blue and white are looking to continue the recruiting success into 2023 after landing the program’s highest recruiting class last season with five commits.


Jonathan Draeger is a third-year student majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email