Keith Booth

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Keith Booth
Loyola Greyhounds
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born (1974-10-09) October 9, 1974 (age 39)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Laurence Dunbar
(Baltimore, Maryland)
College Maryland (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career 1997–1999
Position Small forward
Number 22
Coaching career 2004–present
Career history
As player:
19971999 Chicago Bulls
As coach:
2004–2011 Maryland Terrapins (NCAA) (assistant)
2011–2013 Loyola Greyhounds (NCAA) (women's assistant)
2013–present Loyola Greyhounds (NCAA) (men's assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Keith Eugene Booth (born October 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player. Booth played college basketball at the University of Maryland from 1994 to 1997. He was an assistant coach at his alma mater under Gary Williams from 2004 to 2011. He is currently an assistant coach for G.G. Smith with the Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team. [1]

Booth was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Heavily recruited by coach Gary Williams, he was the first player from Baltimore City in several years to play for Maryland. After the resignation of Williams' predecessor, Bob Wade, due to NCAA violations, a de facto boycott of the university was put in place by the high-school coaches in Baltimore. Because of this boycott, many star high-school players avoided Maryland as a choice to play their college ball. In becoming one of the members of Maryland's 1993 recruiting class, Booth broke the ice, and the school once again had access to talent-rich Baltimore City. Booth was a 1993 McDonald's All-American.[2]

Booth was the Chicago Bulls' first-pick (28th overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft, and he played two seasons with the Bulls. Booth later returned to the Maryland campus and earned a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice in 2003. After getting his degree, he worked at the Park School of Baltimore in Brooklandville, Maryland, where he was the middle school baseball coach. He also volunteered at an after-school program at his former high school, Dunbar.[3]

In 2004, he returned to his alma mater to become an assistant under Williams.[4] He organized recruiting as well as promoting and directing the Gary Williams Summer Basketball Camp each Summer in College Park. After Williams' retirement in 2011, Booth left Maryland when incoming head coach Mark Turgeon chose not to retain him.[5]

In October 2011, Booth was named an assistant women's basketball coach at Loyola University Maryland.[6] He transitioned to the school's men's basketball team in a similar capacity on April 16, 2013.[5]

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