Columbus basketball stars Cameron and Cayden Boozer have many offers to pick from as they advance their athletic careers to the collegiate level.
by Oscar Pinto
Cameron Boozer and Cayden Boozer, the sons of former NBA player Carlos Boozer, recently made their official visit to the hometown University of Miami, in addition to their offer to play there.
Both brothers posted about their visit to the U and captioned their posts with a tease.
"Hometown Hero?!" was the caption of Cayden's post. Cameron's said, "There's no place like home."
UM made it to the Final Four last year, and has made it to the Sweet 16 five times
Cameron and Cayden both have offers in common from schools such as Duke, FIU, and Kentucky— together they have 16 offers.
Cameron Boozer is a 6’9 power forward with an average through two high school years of 21.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game. He shoots 62.2% from the field, 41.6% from the three-point range and 89.1 from the free throw line and is currently ranked 2nd in the nation for the Class of 2025 right behind A.J. Dybansta, according to 247 Sports.
His brother, Cayden Boozer, is a 6’3 guard who averaged 16.6 points 4.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game through two high school years. He shoots 61.9% from the field, 33.3 from three-point range, and 79.8 from the free throw line.
The Boozer brothers have received other offers from Arkansas, Michigan, FSU, UNC and many more. Cayden Boozer has received the same offers as his brother.
Perhaps their most notable offer was from Duke, the school their father played at. Carlos Boozer played at the collegiate level with Duke University. After he graduated from Duke he went on and played in the NBA with the Cavaliers, the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls and the Lakers.
Duke presents a strong case with their history of winning, holding five NCAA tournament championships. The Boozer brothers can follow in their father's footsteps and notably, they had had their official visit to Duke recently.
Going to a school with rich basketball history but also a good academic side could be a major factor in picking a school.
Chris McKeon, athletic director and dean of students at Christopher Columbus High School, said, “The average student should have academics as a priority. Next, they have to see if the university has the programs they want to study. Finally, if they are a good athlete they should play for the college that's going to challenge them and put them in a position to excel athletically. And if it works out for them they could play professionally.”
All traits that both Cameron and Cayden Boozer possess.
All in all these basketball brothers have great potential in the future, receiving offers from the best colleges in the nation. With all the talent that they have and all the offers they have received, time will tell where their new home will be.