College graduate Boozer named Alaska Athlete of the Week
After leaving Duke University following his junior season for a career in the NBA, Juneau native and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee Carlos Boozer returned to complete his college degree 19 years later, earning him Alaska Athlete of the Week honors.
Now retired after a long successful professional basketball career, the JDHS Crimson Bears graduate took online classes over the past two summers to complete the three classes needed to earn his Sociology degree.
The Olympian and multi-time NBA All Star said finishing what he starts has always been important, and that he also wanted his parents to be proud of him.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.