Carlos Boozer Austin Jr. ( born November 20, 1981 in Aschaffenburg, Germany ) is an American professional basketball player who is active for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA since 2010. He is 2.06 m tall and plays in the position of power forwards. Boozer is known for its strength and rebound for his high hit rate in litters from the field.
Boozer, son of a soldier stationed in Germany, grew up in Juneau ( Alaska). After winning the NCAA championship with Duke University Boozer was in the NBA Draft in 2002 in the 2nd round selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2003 he was appointed All- Rookie Second Team for his performance in the first year as a pro in the NBA. In 2004 he then moved to the Utah Jazz. This change led to a publicly -run controversy, since Boozer had given the Cavaliers reportedly a verbal commitment for another year ( at unchanged financial terms ). 2007 Boozer was first appointed to participate in the All- Star Game, to which he, however, due to an injury was unable to attend. He reached the final series of the Western Conference in the following playoffs with Utah. In 2008, he took active part in the first All-Star Game in part and was elected to the All- NBA Third Team. In the 2008 /09 season he fell due to a tendon injury in his left knee from more than 3 months and was replaced in the time of Paul Millsap. After the 2009/2010 season he became a free agent and was sent via sign -and-trade to the Chicago Bulls, where he signed a five - year contract for nearly $ 65 million.
Boozer was also part of the U.S. selection that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Four years later, he was with the national team Olympic champion.