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Duke Basketball Recruiting: K Working Vernon Carey Jr.

Son of a former NFL offensive lineman, young big man is thick and powerfully built.

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2018 Spalding HoopHall Classic
SPRINGFIELD, MA - JANUARY 15: Vernon Carey Jr. #22 of University School shoots teh ball in a game against Oak Hill Academy during the 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Blake Arena at Springfield College on January 15, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Duke’s Coach K met recently with 2019 forward Vernon Carey Jr. and seems to have made an impression.

Carey had this to say: “It was a good meeting. We were talking about life overall – just if I go to that program, how I can take my game to another level, just make it a little better. He’s different from a lot of coaches. He just talks about life. It’s not just only basketball to him. He wants to know you as a person.”

Naturally there’s a lot of competition. Carey’s also looking at UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Florida and a few others.

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