Going the Extra Mile; Devon Bookert

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Tallahassee, FL -- Devon Bookert has traveled over 4,500 miles to be a Seminole.

"When I got here, I felt the family atmosphere, because when you go to college you don't go just for facilities. You go to people because that's the people you're going to be around."

The freshman guard comes to Florida State from Anchorage, Alaska.

"It's entirely too hot here. In the summer time I was trying to walk to
class, be cool with my backback on, and just this whole thing was soacking."

"He came in this summer and he was up, he used to stay up until four or five in the morning because he was so accustomed to the Alaska time zone and then he would just sleep the remainder of the day."

Devon has adjusted to life on the east coast and fit in well with the Seminoles rotation. Appearing in all 22 games, and is second on the team with 47 assits.

"He is one of those decptive guys. You look at him and you don't know really how good he is until you watch him, but he makes his teammates around him better."

He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Alaska his senior season. Then to help his recruiting, spent one year playing at the Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, which led him to Florida State.

"We were in Vegas and he was playign at this particular time and we watched him play and he was no question about it the best player on the floor."

"Making the move in the first place is to just follow my dream and being here and accomplish what I want to."

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