Michigan State basketball loses five-star recruit to Duke

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2018

That's because Duke secured a commitment on Thursday from Vernon Carey - meaning the Blue Devils now have commitments from three top-40 prospects in the Class of 2019.

Carey is a 6'10 center and considered the No. 3 prospect in the class of 2019.

The Ft. Lauderdale (Ft.) University School standout is one of the top recruits coming out of high school and he'll be joining a couple other five-star recruits in forward Wendell Moore and guard Rejean Ellis. "They see me as a positionless player". "His nimble footwork and soft touch is not talked about enough at his physically imposing size".

Last summer, Carey won a gold medal representing USA Basketball in the U17 World Cup. Carey averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds and was named to the all-tournament team.


Carey is the son of Vernon Carey, Sr., who played college football for the Miami Hurricanes and later played in the NFL for eight seasons as an offensive tackle.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils mascot celebrate after their 61-59 win against the Butler Bulldogs during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. These three visits are in addition to a number of trips from Michigan State coaches to his home and to watch him play throughout the year, in a recruiting process led by Tom Izzo and Dane Fife. Because he is. But those who thought Duke might struggle, relatively speaking, on the recruiting trail after his departure look incorrect so far.

Duke is going bowling for the sixth time in the last seven season, and this year the Blue Devils will be spending the holiday season in balmy Shreveport, Louisiana.

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