GAINESVILLE (March 31) – Cameron Boozer, a sophomore from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, has been named the 2023 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball in a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school basketball coaches and media representatives.
The 6-9 forward, who earlier this month was named the Class 7A Player-of-the-Year, averaged 21.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals per game in leading
his team to a 26-4 record and its second straight Class 7A state championship.
Boozer became only the second sophomore in the 41-year history of the award to be named Florida Mr. Basketball, joining Joel Berry II of Lake Highland Prep, who is the only three-time winner of the award (2012-14).
Boozer tallied 15 of the 22 first-place votes and 191 points to finish ahead of Class 4A POY Sam Walters of The Villages, who had six first-place votes and 126 points.
Class 2A POY Kris Parker of Crossroad Academy finished third (46), followed by Class 3A POY Karter Knox of Tampa Catholic (41), Class 6A POY Koree Cotton of Southridge (38), Class 5A POY Trey Murray of Wesley Chapel (27) and Class 1A POY CJ Ingram of Hawthorne (10).
The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. These awards honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all FHSAA sanctioned sports. The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.
2023 FINAL VOTING RESULTS
Player Total Points 1st-place Votes
Cameron Boozer 191 15
Sam Walters 126 6
Kris Parker 46 0
Karter Knox 41 0
Koree Cotton 38 0
Trey Murray 27 1
CJ Ingram 10 0