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22 - Vernon Carey

Duke 

  • Birthday: 2/25/01
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: HS Senior
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 265
  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • High School: University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Domantas Sabonis

Strengths: 6’9.5 left-handed, versatile big man … Good size and length with a 7’0 wingspan … Good strength and build, weighing 263 pounds yet very mobile and well-coordinated ... Possesses excellent body control ... Versatile skillset ... Can score inside and out ... Effective offensive game when facing up and in the post with good footwork ... Has an effective spin move ... Good touch in the paint and uses glass efficiently ... Scores in a multitude of ways with floaters and jump hooks ... Good combination of power and finesse … Reliable, soft hands … Solid ballhandling ability for his size. Can put it on the floor and drive to the basket ... Good jab step ... Effective in isolation … Shoots from outside with good form and ball rotation … Averaged 17.4 points per game while shooting 54.3% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 17.8 points per game while shooting 55.7% FG% in 2018 … Good court vision and passing ability ... Makes accurate cross court passes … Solid athletically ... Gets good elevation in the paint and finishes with powerful dunks … Solid shot blocker and versatile tools as a defender ... Averaged 1.1 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 … Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot 6.4 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Natural talent with great potential. Can naturally do a little bit of everything, won’t have to completely add new dimensions to his game but can improve upon his weaknesses …

Weaknesses:
Coasts and plays too content at times ... Goes through stretches where he isn’t involved in the offense and blends in ... Often times the last player up the court ... Settles for outside shots and drifts to the perimeter a bit too much ... Doesn’t always utilize his physical ability to be a matchup problem, making it easier for opponents when he pulls up for quick shots rather than trying to establish position in the paint … His feel for the game can improve ... Learning to recognize/expose mismatches and playing to his strengths will take him a long way … Can get more action off the ball ... Doesn’t usually get involved with the offense until the ball is in his hands … Good tools as a defender and moves his feet well at his size but can show more commitment and effort on defense. Doesn’t always get in a stance and lacks as a help defender … Definitely has a workable jump shot moving forward but can improve shooting consistency ... Shot 31.7% 3P% over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 33.3% 3P% in 2018 … Didn’t stand out as a rebounder as someone with his size, tools, and talent can ... Averaged 5.8 boards per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and seven per game in 2018 … Heavily favors driving to his left … Can limit the turnovers ... Averaged 1.9 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2017 and 2.8 per game in 2018 … Can improve overall consistency … Will need to improve his leadership and intangibles if he wants to reach his long-term potential …

Outlook: Helped University High School to a 36-2 and finished runner up at Geico High School Nationals … 2018 All-Peach Jam: Second Team with averages of 23 points, 51.9% FG%, 10.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, two blocks, and 1.2 steals per game … 2018 All-EYBL: Third Team … Father Vernon Carey Sr played in the NFL … One of the top talents in the 2019 high school class …

Evan Tomes 10/9/18

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