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22 - Vernon Carey

6-10, 265 Power Forward/Center
duke.gif Duke Freshman
Birthday
02/25/01 (18.7 yrs)
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School
University
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
8
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
8

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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