Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
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UNDER THE RADAR: Mt. Vernon-Enola’s Wesley Booker
2021 guard Wesley Booker
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR basketball prospect is Mt. Vernon-Enola’s Wesley Booker.
Size: 6-2, 170 pounds
Stats: As a sophomore, Booker averaged 15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals. He shot 57 percent from the floor and 34 percent beyond the 3-point line.
Interest: Henderson State
Coach Josh Zarlingo: “We practice three days a week during the season at 5:45 a.m. and this year he started showing up at 4:45 so we could reconstruct his shot. In the summer, we go four days a week at 5:45 a.m. and he still shows up an hour early to work on various skills. For a guy with his skillset, he is very unselfish. He is a humble kid that understands he doesn’t have to be flashy to be good. Honestly, I don’t think he knows how good he can/will be.”
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