Duke basketball recruiting prospects nominated for top honor

Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cameron Boozer
Duke basketball recruiting prospect Cameron Boozer /

A pair of Duke basketball prospects were nominated for high school’s top honor. 

The high school basketball season is winding to a close but a pair of Duke basketball recruits have been nominated for the top honor in the sport.

The Class of 2025’s top ranked player, Cameron Boozer, was nominated for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Boys Player of the Year and is the only non-senior of the five players still in consideration for the award.

D.J. Wagner (Kentucky), Ron Holland (Texas), Justin Edwards (Kentucky), and Isaiah Collier (USC) were also named as finalists.

Cameron Boozer, the son of Duke Hall of Famer Carlos Boozer, stars alongside his brother Cayden Boozer, a Top-25 player in the sophomore class, at Christopher Columbus High School (Fla.) and have already received interest from many high-profile programs.

Along with Duke, the Boozer’s have added offers from Miami, Florida State, and Arkansas.

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Duke recruiting targets Cooper Flagg, the No. 2 player in the Class of 2025, and Dylan Harper, a Top-5 player in 2024, were both semifinals for the High School Player of the Year but did not make the cut to be included in the Top-5.

Harper has trimmed his list of finalists to Duke, Auburn, Kansas, Rutgers, and Indiana while Flagg holds an offer from the Blue Devils and has called Duke his “dream school”.

The winner will be announced on Friday, March 3.

Duke basketball commit also nominated for high school’s top honor

While there is no official men’s basketball commit still alive for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Player of the Year, Kara Lawson and the women’s program have Jadyn Donovan in contention to win the award before she lands in Durham.

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The Sidwell Friends School (D.C) star joins Kamorea Arnold (UConn), Zoe Brooks (North Carolina State), Judea “JuJu” Watkins (USC), and Mikaylah Williams (LSU) as the women’s basketball finalists.

The 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Player of the Year award will also be presented on Friday, March 3.

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