Duke basketball legend’s twin sons are tearing it up

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Two sons of one famous Duke basketball product continue to make their mark.

At Nevada’s 2021 Border League over the weekend and against top-shelf high school competition, the twin sons of 2001 Duke basketball national champ and two-time NBA All-Star power forward Carlos Boozer appeared to be the best freshmen on hand.

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The national recruiting analysts at Pro Insights suggested that Cameron and Cayden Boozer were the 2025 standouts on the final two days of action. Also, in giving out some notably creative superlative awards, they tweeted that Cameron Boozer was the event’s “Unicorn.”

Then there was the following praise for both Boozer brothers from 247Sports national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi:

"“Carlos Boozer was a big-time high school prospect in his day before enjoying a great career at Duke and playing 13 years in the NBA. When a guy like him has twins playing, there is going to be a buzz. Clearly, his freshman sons Cameron Boozer and Cayden Boozer don’t need their names to drum up buzz because they can both really go.”"

Scout takes on potential Duke basketball recruiting target Cameron Boozer

Eric Bossi continued with a full assessment of the most highly touted of the twins, Cameron Boozer, whose first name, apparently by design, matches the name of the historic basketball venue at his dad’s old stomping grounds in Durham, Cameron Indoor Stadium:

"“[Cameron] has tremendous hands, great body control, soft touch, and is about as complete a power forward as a high school freshman can be. It’s hard to imagine there are many other post players in the class of 2025 who are as advanced as he is.”"

Also, back in late August, Jamie Shaw of Rivals referred to the 6-foot-8, 210-pound Cameron Boozer as “easily the best player” at the CP3 Rising Stars camp in Greensboro, N.C.

Scout takes on potential Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer

Now, looking at Cayden Boozer, he is significantly smaller than his twin but is far from a scrub himself. Here is what Bossi observed about his aggressive play in Nevada this weekend:

"“Cayden is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard and the bouncier of the Boozer brothers. He’ll get to the rim, has range, and plays with an edge about him. They are going to be a major attraction at Miami (Fla.) Christopher Columbus over the next four seasons.”"

So will Cameron Boozer and Cayden Boozer one day become a dual attraction in Duke basketball jerseys? Well, we likely won’t know that answer for several more years. Remember, their first season of high school ball is only in its infancy.

At the same time, the coaches in Durham are probably a year or more away from officially pursuing any 2025 prospects. After all, they haven’t even extended any 2024 offers yet.

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That said, judging from their Blue Devil pedigree and early prowess against their peers, it would seem like a bit of a surprise if at least one of the twins doesn’t receive an offer from the Duke staff at some point down the road.