Larry Vaught puts the spotlight on the impact of the Bluegrass Showcase in his article “Devin Booker knows impact events like Bluegrass Showcase can have on UK recruits“.
Devin Booker knows impact events like Bluegrass Showcase can have on UK recruits
Devin Booker thought he knew plenty about Kentucky basketball fans before he came to the Marshall County Hoop Fest to play last December. That’s when he realized even though he had signed with Kentucky, he really didn’t understand the passion of UK basketball fans.
“You get a feel for the Big Blue Nation. It’s crazy. There was a snowstorm that same weekend and Big Blue Nation still showed up,” said Booker. “It was crazy. They showed a lot of love and I was like, ‘Wow. If they are showing this love more than three hours away from Lexington, I can only imagine what it is like in Lexington.’
“It was definitely an eye-opener for me. I didn’t come to Madness my senior year. I came to the alumni game. I saw a little taste of it then, but to know fans would travel like that to come see you play was amazing and made a big impression on me.”
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