Up the Ranks
Former Penn State basketball standout Calvin Booth ’98 is moving up the ranks as an NBA executive. Booth, the Nittany Lions’ all-time leader in blocked shots (428), this week was promoted by the Minnesota Timberwolves to director of player personnel.
— Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) September 23, 2015
With his playing days behind him, Booth joined the Timberwolves two years ago as a scout and director of player programs. The 6-foot-11 forward/center enjoyed a 10-year career in the league, and had stints with seven different clubs. In 366 career games, including 83 starts, Booth averaged 3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game. He retired in the summer of 2009.
Booth was hired by the Timberwolves in June 2013 and previously worked as a scout, both pro and collegiate, with the New Orleans Hornets during the 2011-12 season.
Glad to see Calvin Booth promoted by the Timberwolves to Director of Player Personnel. Good dude.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) September 23, 2015
B.J. Reyes, associate editor