Overview: Younger brother of 2010 senior and current Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker...he and Trevor were the first brother combination to play for Clemson since Horace and Harvey Grant (1984-85)...Trevor was selected with the 23rd pick of the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves, then traded to the Wizards...brings a tremendous amount of explosiveness and athletic ability to the Tigers' frontcourt...second on the team with a 37.5-inch vertical leap...unlike his brother, is a right-handed shooter...possesses good size and can be a force on the glass...has shown an ability to score in the post in a variety of ways, including hook shots with both hands...has played in 97 career games heading into his final season at Clemson...has 63 starts under his belt and 2,101 career minutes played...has scored 748 points, 7.7 per game, in his three years with the program...needs three rebounds for 500 in his career...has increased his points per game and rebounds per game each of his three seasons at Clemson...committed to Clemson as a sophomore in high school...cousin, Jordan Hill, was a standout basketball player at the University of Arizona and was taken No. 8 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft...Hill played with the Lakers in 2011-12...majoring in sociology.
In 2011-12: Played in all 31 games, with 29 starts...averaged career-high 29.2 minutes per game...averaged 10.5 points and team-best 7.0 rebounds per game from starting post position...shot 70 percent at the free throw line, including 73 percent during ACC regular season games...had 82 offensive rebounds, 33 more than any other player on the Tiger team...ranked eighth in the ACC in offensive boards per game...blocked team-high 29 shots, the highest total of his three-year career...had 39 assists, also a single-season high...posted 24 steals, fourth-most on the team...scored double figures in 14 games, third-best on the squad...led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 18 games, including 12 of the final 15...led team with 47 dunks, the eighth-best single-season figure in Clemson history...that total is three more than Trevor had in any one season as a Tiger...posted five of Clemson's six double-doubles on the season, and seven double-figure rebound games.
Best Games of 2011-12: Scored career-high 22 points on 8-12 shooting against East Tennessee State, Clemson's final non-conference game...added seven boards and four blocks versus the Buccaneers...posted double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds (seven offensive) at home against College of Charleston...scored 14 points at The Citadel...posted nine points and 12 rebounds in road win over Iowa...posted 13 points and eight rebounds at home against Alabama State...scored 16 with eight rebounds in second round Diamond Head Classic win over Southern Illinois...posted 13 points and seven boards in loss at Hawaii...posted 12 points and 13 rebounds in home loss to Duke...that total included seven offensive rebounds, which matched his career-high...scored 16 points and added seven boards and three blocks in 33 minutes against Wake Forest at home...scored 16 points at Virginia...posted double-double with 11 points and 11 boards at Virginia Tech...scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds and four blocks against Maryland...posted nine points and seven boards in road win over Wake Forest...scored 10 points, all in the second half, of Clemson's upset over a ranked Virginia team at home...had nine points and nine rebounds at North Carolina...had eight points, six rebounds and three steals in road win over Georgia Tech...posted nine points and 10 rebounds in overtime triumph over NC State...scored 11 points against Virginia Tech at home...notched double-double with 12 points and 10 boards at Florida State.
In 2010-11: Averaged 8.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and started all but one contest for the Tigers at a forward position...second-leading rebounder on the team behind Jerai Grant, he was fifth in scoring...averaged 24.3 minutes per game, more than double the playing time from his freshman season...outstanding from the free throw line, he shot 73 percent for the season but was best on the team at 86 percent (24-28) during the ACC regular season...after attempting just one three-pointer as a freshman, made 15-45 from long range as a sophomore...tied for second on the team with 15 blocked shots...tallied 22 steals, one of seven players on the roster with at least 20 steals...totaled 56 offensive rebounds, third-best on the team...scored double figures in 13 games and posted two double-doubles...led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 10 games...second on the team with 24 dunks.
Best Games of 2010-11: Began the season with a career-high in scoring, he posted 16 points in the Tigers' win over Western Carolina...made 6-8 field goals and added seven rebounds against the Catamounts...posted 10 points and four rebounds versus Wofford...scored 14 points, including a free throw with 3.2 seconds left to send the game into overtime, in Paradise Jam victory over Seton Hall...totaled nine rebounds in loss to Michigan...did not start at Florida State on Dec. 12, his only non-start of the season, and responded with 12 points and seven rebounds...posted 10 points in 24 minutes at College of Charleston...posted nine points and six rebounds against Delaware State...made 3-3 from three-point range and scored 13 points against The Citadel...went 4-4 on field goals and free throws for a total of 12 points against Georgia Tech on Jan. 11...made 5-8 field goals and scored 11 points at North Carolina...first career double-double came at Maryland, where he posted 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds...totaled nine points and six rebounds in home win over Florida State on Jan. 29...tallied double-double against Wake Forest with 10 points and 10 rebounds...had one of his best all-around games with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists versus Virginia Tech...three of his field goals were off thunderous dunks...posted nine points and five boards in ACC Tournament loss to North Carolina...scored double figures in both NCAA Tournament games, tallying 10 against UAB and 13 versus West Virginia...made 6-9 shots against the Mountaineers and also pulled down eight rebounds and blocked a pair of shots.
In 2009-10: Appeared in all 32 games, with one starting assignment...averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, while playing an average of just 11.6 minutes per game...second on the team with a 56.1 percent accuracy on field goals, which is the fourth-best mark in Clemson history by a freshman...pulled down 36 offensive rebounds, fourth-most on the team...reached double figures in the scoring column in three games, including a high of 14 against Florida State in February...played double figure minutes in 24 of the Tigers' 32 games...finished third on the team with 20 dunks, an example of his explosiveness.
Best Games of 2009-10:: Top performance was a season-high 14-point outing versus the Seminoles in an important home win...hit 4-of-5 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws in 17 minutes off the bench...best effort in the non-conference portion of the schedule was against Western Carolina when he hit all four of his field goals and finished with 10 points, in addition to six rebounds...also had 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the win over Furman...hit all four field goals and totaled eight points in 76 Classic victory over Long Beach State...posted nine points in road win over East Carolina, then followed with eight points against College of Charleston...in ACC play, posted nine points in game at Boston College off the bench...scored two of his four points at Maryland off an alley-oop pass from his older brother...posted seven points and four rebounds in just 12 minutes at home in win over Georgia Tech.
In High School: Consensus top-150 prospect, according to the national recruiting services...rated as the nation's No. 65 prospect by both PrepStars and Scout.com, No. 96 by Rivals.com, No. 101 by HoopsReport.com, and No. 109 by Hoop Scoop...cited as the No. 24 power forward prospect by Scout.com and No. 28 by Rivals.com...No. 44 power forward prospect according to ESPNU...All-State selection at the AAA level as a senior...Region Player-of-the-Year in 2009...played in the Carolinas All-Star Classic, where he scored 17 points for South Carolina...led all scorers with 29 points in the Spartanburg Tip-Off Club All-Star Game...also won the dunk contest at that event...averaged 24.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game as a senior...scored 1,514 points in his career and established a school record for scoring, breaking his brother's mark of 1,437...set high school's single-season scoring record with 625 points as a senior...averaged 22.1 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game as a junior...All-Region selection his final three years...played at Union High School for Joe Pitt...born 2/28/91.
Booker Career Highs
Points: 22 vs. East Tennessee State, 1/1/12
Field Goals Made: 8 vs. College of Charleston, 11/19/11; 8 vs. East Tennessee State, 1/1/12
Field Goal Attempts: 15 vs. Maryland, 2/7/12
Field Goal %: (.800, 4-5) vs. many (4), last vs. Virginia Tech, 3/1/12
Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Seton Hall, 11/22/10
Free Throw Attempts: 13 vs. Seton Hall, 11/22/10
Rebounds: 14 vs. College of Charleston, 11/19/11
Offensive Rebounds: 7 vs. College of Charleston, 11/19/11; 7 vs. Duke, 1/15/12
Assists: 3 vs. many (5), last vs. Virginia Tech, 3/1/12
Blocked Shots: 4 vs. East Tennessee State, 1/1/12; 4 vs. Maryland, 2/7/12
Steals: 3 vs. many (4), last vs. Virginia Tech, 3/1/12
Minutes: 40 vs. NC State, 2/25/12