Carlos Boozer life and biography

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Carlos Boozer biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Aschaffenburg, West Germany
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-07-07
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Chicago Bulls, NBA Draft

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Carlos Boozer is an American professional basketball player with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. As a member of the Team USA, Boozer won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Career history:

Cleveland Cavaliers (2002–2004)
Utah Jazz (2004–2010)
Chicago Bulls (2010–present)

2009-10 (Utah):

Appeared in 78 games (all starts), and averaged 19.5 ppg, a team-high 11.2 rpg, a career-best 3.2 apg and 34.2 mpg … posted 55 double-doubles (third in NBA) … ranked fifth in the NBA with 11.2 rpg and second with 8.9 defensive boards a game … finished sixth in the NBA in FG% at .562 (617-1098 FG) … one of only four players in the league who averaged at least 10.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 3.2 apg … recorded 29 games with at least 20 or more points and 10 or more rebound games … led the Jazz in rebounding 57 times and in scoring 35 times … recorded double-figure rebounding games in 26 of 33 games upon returning from a muscle strain that cost him three games (01/29-02/03) … missed the last regular season game versus PHO (04/14) due to a strained right oblique … injured his oblique at GSW (04/13), ending a streak of nine straight double-doubles (the longest such streak of his career) … recorded a season-high four steals at LAC (03/02) … he was selected as the Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in February … grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds at POR (02/21) … scored a season-high 35 points against IND (12/04) … 2010 Playoffs: Played in 10 postseason games, as he helped lead Utah to the Western Conference Semifinals … he posted averages of 19.7 ppg, 13.2 rpg and 3.0 apg in 40.2 mpg, and shot .530 from the field and .543 from the line … posted eight double-doubles, and five games with 20 or more points, including a 31-point game versus DEN (04/25) … notched 22 points and 20 rebounds vs. DEN (04/30) in Utah’s series-clinching win.

COLLEGE:

Played in 101 games in three seasons, and averaged 14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 1.1 apg in 25.9 mpg … left Duke as the school’s all-time leader in field-goal percentage at .631 (554-878 FG), which ranked third in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history … as a junior in 2001-02, he was named Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press and First-Team All-ACC … he was an NABC All-America selection … shot .665 percent (230-346 FG), which was second in the nation, first in the ACC and second all-time in school history for a single season … in 35 games his junior year, averaged 18.2 ppg (fourth in ACC) and 8.7 rpg (third in the ACC), shot .665 (230-346 FG) from the field and .754 percent from the free throw line (ninth in ACC) … posted 14 double-doubles … scored a career-high 33 points (12-13 FG, 9-10 FT) and added 10 rebounds at Virginia (02/28/02) … as a sophomore, he helped Duke to the 2001 NCAA Championship, when he averaged 13.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 32 games … Duke championship teammates included current NBA players Shane Battier (Houston), Chris Duhon (Orlando) and Mike Dunleavy (Indiana) … averaged 13.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.1 apg in 34 games as a freshman in 1999-00.

PERSONAL:

His full name is Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. … is the son of Charles and Renee Boozer … he has an older sister Natasha, and three younger siblings, Charles, Nakeisha and Natenya … he has three sons: Carmani, and twins Cayden and Cameron … on two occasions, he was selected as a Parade Magazine All-American in high school and was a USA Today First-Team All-America selection after his senior season at Juneau, Alaska’s Douglas High School … he was named Alaska’s Player of the Year three times … Douglas was 95-12 during his four years, including 24-3 as a senior … won state titles as a sophomore and junior … he looked up to fellow Alaskan and ex-Duke and NBA player Trajan Langdon growing up … he was a sociology major at Duke … he participated in the Jazz’s "Read to Achieve' program … he worked with kids, teaching them basketball skills at Jr. Jazz clinics … while in Utah, he purchased 50 tickets to every Jazz home game that were distributed to organized youth charities as part of "Boozer’s Buddies" program … his favorite food is barbecue chicken … if he were not in the NBA, he would be a real estate developer … his hobbies include doodling, watching movies and playing chess … his favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings, Friday, Braveheart and The Matrix.

Career highlights and awards:

2× NBA All-Star (2007–2008)
All-NBA Third Team (2008)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2003)


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