Florida Tech Men’s Basketball Signs Robert Booth
By Matt O'Hern // May 21, 2013
ABOVE VIDEO: Robert Booth signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Florida Tech Panthers. Booth, one of the leading scorers in the Cape Coast Conference, averaged 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and two blocks per game during his senior year at Melbourne High School (Video courtesy of Spacecoast12)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Former Melbourne High School basketball star Robert Booth signed a letter of intent to play the Florida Tech Panthers.
During Booth’s high school career, Booth was a three-year varsity letter winner for Melbourne High School and a Two time CCC selection.Throughout his senior year in high school, Booth capitalized on his 6-foot-7 inch hight to dominate defenders in the low post. During his senior season for the Bulldogs, he averaged 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and two blocks per game. Booth’s impressive numbers on the court were complemented by his remarkable performance in the classroom, where he finished with a GPA of 3.8. Florida Tech’s academic options and coaching staff were crucial factors in Booth’s decision to sign with his hometown college team. Booth also received an academic award that will be part of his full scholarship.
“I chose Florida Tech for their Aerospace engineering program and they have a great coach,” Booth said. “I’m excited to play for them as they are a very good team and they will push me to become a better player.”
In a statement to SpaceCoastDaily.com, Florida Tech head coach Billy Mims celebrated Booth’s decision to join the Panthers.
“We are extremely excited that Robert has chosen Florida Tech to continue his basketball dream and pursue a double major in both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,” Mims said. “As one of Brevard County’s top players, we feel that Robert will be able to help us right away in his freshman season at Tech. He averaged over 20 points per game and close to 10 rebounds per game for a good Melbourne High team that won consistently against some of the state’s top high school programs. I probably saw Robert play more this past season than any other coach and loved the intensity and passion that he plays the game with. Being local, I have watched him develop over the past few seasons and been impressed with his progress.”