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Prospect Profile: Trevor Booker

In the days leading up to the NBA Draft, NYKnicks.com will look at the players brought in by the Knicks for Predraft Workouts. A player's inclusion in this series of articles does not necessarily reflect the Knicks organization's preferences for the June 24 Draft at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

We continue our series with a profile of Clemson power forward Trevor Booker.

Trevor Booker oozes with unlimited athleticism, which is a rare commodity in a power forward. It is because of this athleticism that he was able to accomplish something no other player ever has in the history of the ACC, becoming the first player to record 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 assists and 100 steals.

As a senior, Booker finished his collegiate career strongly by averaging 15.2 points, 8.4 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals. He finished in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring (374 points), rebounding (232 boards), field goal percentage (60.2-percent) and blocks (78). His outstanding season earned him a spot on the First Team All-ACC Team as well as the All-ACC Defensive Team. Booker ended his career fifth all-time at Clemson with 1,725 points and third in rebounds with 1,060.

Measuring in at 6-foot-7, 240-pounds, Booker is an undersized power forward. But rather than have it be a weakness, he uses that to his advantage by exposing his opposition with his quickness. A bullish force in the front court, he plays with a relentlessness that when paired with his unique athleticism is a lethal combination. On the offensive end, Booker finishes as well as anyone else in college, highlighted by his patented power dunks. Defensively, he is a nuisance, as he was only one of three ACC players to record both 40 blocks and 40 steals.

Equally impressive is that Booker is still expanding his game. While he was predominantly a post player early in his career, he has expanded his shooting range all the way past the three-point arc. NBA scouts expect him to keep adding to his already impressive arsenal, which is one of many reasons why Booker projects to be an NBA talent.

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