Son of Duke basketball champ shines in front of Jon Scheyer

Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Jon Scheyer got a chance to scout a prep with Duke basketball in his blood.

Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer had several reasons to attend the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. On Tuesday, though, there’s little doubt he came away with a strong impression of Christopher Columbus (Fla.) freshman Cameron Boozer, a twin son to 2001 Blue Devil national champ and former 13-year NBA big man Carlos Boozer.

The other Boozer twin is Cameron’s teammate, Cayden, a promising prospect in his own right. Yet of the two, Cameron seems the most likely to earn a five-star rating.

Still, rankings and ratings for the 2025 class are more than a year from appearing on most major recruiting sites. However, some have noted that Cameron Boozer is a realistic candidate to wind up at No. 1 overall.

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According to 247Sports recruiting analyst Travis Branham, who also had a chance to watch the 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward on Tuesday, Cameron Boozer’s versatility was on full display:

“Although his efforts fell short in a loss, Cameron did plenty to show why he is so highly touted in the 2025 class. He is big, strong, athletic, and skilled. He has an impressive face-up game with a handle and footwork to create shot opportunities but can also pass and score on the block.”

Yes, all of the above sounds similar to Carlos Boozer. He grew up in Juneau, Alaska, before arriving in Durham as a heralded recruit and becoming a Duke basketball legend in his three seasons as a Blue Devil.

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In past interviews, Cameron Boozer has noted that he often watches the Duke Blue Devils. But at this oh-so-early stage in his recruitment, Florida International is the only school on his offer sheet.