You’re talking about what you do not know. I’m assuming that you never played with him growing up, and probably didn’t see him play while he was at Dunbar. Turk wasn’t a three, in fact he was a two. Even played a lot of point at Dunbar. He was a very accomplished passer. My point of him not showing up under the lights, was the fact that he could shoot the lights out until the actual lights came on. He should have went to Kentucky(his other finalist), you would have seen a total different player. He did whatever Gary wanted for the better of the team, not he as a player.
No, I didn't play with him. I respect that you did. I did follow his career at Dunbar. Even if he was an AAU / HS 2G (and he wasn't with Bright and Lloyd).... He absolutely didn't have the skill set to be a high major 2 or 3. That skillset just didn't exist.
He also spent his first 3 years at MD on the same team as Hipp, who was the protypical college 3. Plus athleticism. Could stretch the defense a bit. He certainly wasn't playing ahead of Rhodes at the 2. Booth was a good passer, and could dribble some in the open court, no doubt there. But the offense he did provide when the games were played was near the basket. (That wasn't just necessity, that was what he did best.)
When he was a Senior in College (and 1st team All-ACC), he went 1 for 21 from 3 for the year. 22 for 105 for his college career.
If he wasn't known as a winner, capable and willing of doing the dirty work.. he never would have sniffed the league in the first place.