One of the most talented players to come out of the NBA second round (35th overall in 2002), Carlos Boozer remains an active pro, spending the 2016-17 season in China with the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Boozer put together a strong college career at Duke University and was named an All-American and earned ACC Tournament MVP (2002) honors, before forgoing his senior season to make the jump to the NBA. Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boozer averaged 10 points and 7.5 rebounds as a rookie and 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game his second year. Boozer went on to play dominant basketball for the Utah Jazz, spent quality years with the Chicago Bulls, then wrapped up his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers before making the jump over to China in 2016.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2002-04), Utah Jazz (2004-10), Chicago Bulls (2010-14), Los Angeles Lakers (2014-15), Guangdong Southern Tigers
Career Highlights & Awards:
- 2-time NBA All-Star
- All-NBA Third Team
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team
- NCAA Championship (2011)
- Third-Team All-American
- First-Team All-ACC
- ACC Tournament MVP
Post Pro Career: Carlos Boozer still plays professionally, having spent the 2016-17 season playing in China.
- Carlos Boozer was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany (military base)
- Boozer won back-to-back high school basketball championships
- Boozer has various tattoos about his faith including a Christian cross on his chest and the Bible verse Philippians 4:13 on his left forearm