Duke basketball extends offers to sons of Blue Devil legend

Duke basketball forward Carlos Boozer (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Carlos Boozer (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The “Booooz” may reverberate at Duke basketball home games again someday.

On Saturday afternoon, the twin sons of 2001 Duke basketball national champ Carlos Boozer revealed on Instagram that they now hold offers from the Blue Devils.

Cayden Boozer and Cameron Boozer, who play AAU for Nightrydas Elite (Fla.) and are mere freshmen at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, are the first players from their 2025 class to officially be on Duke’s wishlist via a reported offer in hand.

On that note, it’s also worth pointing out that only three recruits from the 2024 class have received offers from first-year Blue Devil head coach Jon Scheyer and his staff.

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So it’s safe to say the gang in Durham is noticeably gung-ho about entering the battle so early for both Boozer brothers.

As noted here at Ball Durham on several occasions over the past six months, Duke’s interest in Cayden and Cameron Boozer has been picking up. That makes sense, of course, given the projected five-star prospects’ basketball lineage and budding skillsets.

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Carlos Boozer starred for three years (1999-02) in Durham — often to the loving “Booooz” chant from the Cameron Crazies — before enjoying a 13-year NBA career and two All-Star Game nods.

Cameron Boozer, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward with lightning-quick spins and such for his size and age, is the closest fit to their father’s mold. Whether battling down low or zooming in transition, his athleticism and overall game look advanced well beyond his peers. Many analysts have pegged him as the likely No. 1 player when recognized rankings debut for his class next year.

Cayden Boozer is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound point guard who figures to at least be in the conversation as the best floor general among high school sophomores next season. His shooting touch is as soft as you would expect from a perimeter-oriented son of a soft-touch paint specialist in Carlos Boozer. The same goes for his lightfooted moves and top-shelf court vision.

It may be a couple of years before either brother decides on a college destination, but one would think Duke will be a top contender throughout their recruitments.

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