Boozer named Blue Devils' tri-captain

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2002

DURHAM, N.C. -- Carlos Boozer, a 6-9, 280-pound center, has been named a tri-captain of the Duke basketball team, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday. Boozer joins Jason Williams and Mike Dunleavy as captains for the top-ranked Blue Devils (20-1, 8-1 ACC).

"Carlos has been a leader all year for us," Krzyzewski said. "Now, he deserves the official title of captain. I'm proud of what he's done so far and am anxious to see what he will continue to do for the remainder of the season. He certainly deserves this."

A 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, Boozer is averaging 18.3 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds through 21 games this season. One of 50 Duke players to have at least 1,000 career points, Boozer currently ranks 31st on Duke's career scoring list with 1,252 points (immediately ahead is Jack Marin with 1,279).

His .597 field goal percentage ranks first on the team and in the ACC this season, while his .788 free throw percentage leads Duke and is fifth in the league. Boozer also ranks third in scoring and fourth in rebounding in the ACC, the only player in the league to rank in the top four in both of those categories.

Boozer now has a career field-goal percentage of .606 (453-of-748), a figure that ranks second on Duke's all-time leaderboard. Only Elton Brand (.612) has a higher career field-goal percentage at Duke. The .606 career field-goal percentage is eighth among the all-time ACC leaders in that category.

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