Duke basketball: Cayden Boozer proves he’s more than Cameron’s brother

Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball recruiting target Cayden Boozer is proving he is his own talent. 

The coaching staff for the Duke basketball program got a good look at the NightRydas E16 team this week at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam and saw their exceptional chemistry and high basketball IQ, which reflects in their style of play.

Their primary star is Cameron Boozer, it’s worth mentioning that there is another player on the team who shares the same last name, his twin brother — 2025 point guard Cayden Boozer.

Cayden sets the table for the NightRydas, which won the E16 Peach Jam Championship on Sunday.

Throughout the tournament, he consistently pushed the pace and demonstrated excellent synergy with his teammates, skillfully setting them up for easy baskets and wide-open shots.


One game that specifically stood out was the semifinal matchup against Team WhyNot from California, who has themselves a very electric point guard in Jason Crowe Jr.

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The matchup was very entertaining as they traded shots and distributed all game, Boozer finished that game with 10 points and 15 assists, but most importantly the win.


Boozer averaged 14.6 points, 6.7 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in the tournament and totaled 46 assists and eight turnovers in seven games.

Duke basketball recruiting target leaves lasting impact at Peach Jam

In the championship game of the tournament, Cayden Boozer showcased his scoring skills by recording 23 points, five assists, and three steals against the formidable team of Cooper Flagg and Maine United.

Flagg, is another elite 2025 prospect who is rumored to be a heavy Duke lean.

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Cayden Boozer currently holds an offer from Duke and remains, along with his brother Cameron, two of the biggest priorities for Jon Scheyer and his coaching staff as the Blue Devils look to land their first commitments in the Class of 2025.

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