Career: Duke University (USA-NCAA, 1999-03), Cleveland Cavaliers (USA-NBA, 2002-04), Utah Jazz (USA-NBA, 2004-08)
Carlos Boozer keeps getting better and better and behind his stellar play the NBA Utah Jazz get better and better too. Having completed in 2007-08 his sixth NBA season, fourth with Utah, the powerful forward in 2007-08 averaged a double-double, posting sweet numbers of 21.1 points and 10.4 rebounds a game. His inside prowess earned him All-NBA Third Team honors and powered the Jazz in 2007-08 to a 54-28 regular season record, a Western Conference Northwest Division title and the 2008 NBA Playoffs. Surprisingly, Boozer’s roots growing up were found anywhere but in a typical basketball setting. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Boozer grew up in Juneau, Alaska, and was named Alaska’s High School Player of the Year three times. Earning a scholarship to renowned college basketball power Duke University, during his three seasons at Duke the Blue Devils compiled a win-loss record of 90-16 for an .849 winning percentage, while winning two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season titles, three ACC Tournament championships and making three NCAA Tournaments, winning the NCAA title in 2001 and advancing to the Sweet 16 twice (2000 and 2002). One of five players on the 2008 U.S. team who boasts of Olympic experience, Carlos was a member of the U.S. team in 2004 that claimed a bronze medal and averaged 7.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. He also owns a FIBA World Championship For Young Men gold medal and led the American collegians averaging team highs of 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds.