Our pal Starter hooked up with Charles Boozer at ABCD and got this interview which he let us cross-publish. It's also on his site,
www.sportsangle.com , along with a ton of other great stuff.
As I was perusing the list of players shortly after getting to the ABCD camp, I
noticed Charles BoozerÂs name, and when I saw that he was from Raleigh, I knew
it had to be former Blue Devil Carlos BoozerÂs little brother. I got to talk
to Charles, and then his father, whoÂs always been a class act.
SportsAngle: How does
it feel to be here so early, going into your sophomore year?
Boozer: Well, it feels fantastic to be here against the best players in the
country, and IÂm just happy to be here.
SA: How do you feel out
feel like IÂm having a great time, and everyone IÂm playing against is good,
and IÂm looking to compete and get better.
SA: YouÂre about 6-2
right nowÂ you know how much youÂre going to grow?
No, I have no idea.
SA: But it probably
helps you because youÂre developing skills as a guard?
SA: How do you feel about
that 3-point shot? I saw you put a few up there.
just think that itÂs a little off right now, but itÂll be back on later on.
SA: You get to any of your
brotherÂs games this year?
CB: No, I
didnÂt get to any of them.
SA: Any last comments about
the camp or anything?
think itÂs a great camp to come to and itÂs a lot of fun. There are a lot of
coaches here to see good players play, and itÂs definitely the best camp.
SA: So youÂre coming back
in future years?
SA: I know itÂs early, but
any colleges youÂre thinking of right now?
SportsAngle: How do you feel
about CarlosÂ first year in Cleveland, how his role on the team worked out and
Boozer, Sr.: Yeah, he loves Cleveland, and he did very well with Cleveland. He
likes the fact that they signed Paul (Silas). HeÂs happy that LeBron James is
now on the team, and you know, weÂll wait and see how things turn out. Maybe
weÂll make the Playoffs. (laughs)
SA: Hopefully with LeBron,
itÂs going to be more sooner than later! How does he feel about the fact that
he definitely should have been a first round pick? He went second round, but he
clearly outplayed most of the post players in the first round.
know, he feels like he should have been a first round pick, and the stats show
what he could have done if he had been a first round pick, and he did it without
being one. I think he feels happy about how the situation is right now. Going in
the second round made him hungry to be better than most of the first round draft
picks, and now itÂs just a matter of getting through these years and hopefully
theyÂll sign him to a multi-year contract.
SA: I guess he feels like he
probably owes Cleveland, because they took a chance on him and brought him in.
SA: Because I would have
loved to see him on the Knicks. We just drafted Mike Sweetney, who I KNOW is not
as good as Carlos.
(laughs) But the fans in Cleveland have taken to him very well, and he goes to
all kinds of events and signs autographs. I think heÂs very happy in Cleveland