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Vernon Carey Plans Official Visit to Kentucky


Arguably the nation’s best big man has penciled in a date for an official visit to the University of Kentucky.

After an afternoon of basketball at the U17 Team USA trials in Colorado Springs, Vernon Carey Jr. spoke to 247’s Evan Daniels about his recruitment.  During their conversation, Carey revealed that his father is planning a pair of official visits this fall.  He will attend Duke’s version of midnight madness, then head to Lexington for UK’s Blue/White Game.  The visits are tentatively scheduled (after all, UK’s Blue/White Game is still not officially set).

Carey is down to just five schools: Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Miami and North Carolina.  He already has an official visit to Michigan State under his belt.

Vernon Carey
Power Forward/Center | 6-10 | 245 lbs.
Fort Lauderdale, FL | University School
AAU: Nike Team Florida
ESPN No. 2 | 1 C Top247 No. 2 | 1 PF
Rivals No. 1 | 1 PF 247 Comp. No. 2 | 1 PF

The powerful forward is the most physical interior player in the 2019 class.  The Cats have been recruiting another post, James Wiseman, for quite some time, but the two could complement each other’s game quite well.  In fact, this spring Carey said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if we go to school together.”

Carey has an excellent relationship with UK’s recruits.  Carey has an excellent relationship with Kenny Payne.  Carey has excellent basketball skills.  He is the complete package.  All that’s left is for Kentucky to close the deal on the outstanding athlete.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Vernon Carey Plans Official Visit to Kentucky

  1. Cletis75
    10:39 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

    Reminds me of Boogie more as I watch highlights of his game. Would love to see this young man in Wildcat blue.

  2. chris43
    10:48 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

    Hope that I’m wrong but I think he ends up at Duke.

    • Kojohnson
      10:57 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

      Cal can sell him on how he put kat and cousins in the post. Then sell wiseman on davis and skal. Tell cole how he did bledsoe and knight. Add in maxey and 2019 can work even if others stay they can platoon the freshmen all can be top 10 pixkag

    • Rembrandt
      7:03 am June 17, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t know if you have watched Vernon Carey play basketball, but the reality is that Carey will be a star and a OAD lottery pick wherever he chooses to play. He isn’t going to care about Cousins, Towns, or anyone else. It’s just going to be about where he wants to live for a year of his life. Same for Cole Anthony. I would like to see Carey in Lexington, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

    • Cletis75
      7:20 am June 17, 2018 Permalink

      I can’t figure out why any big man would go to Duke. Name one successful big man in the NBA that played for Duke. UK big men are ready day one.

  3. Kat4Life
    8:51 am June 17, 2018 Permalink

    He is just jacking us off…..he is so Duke is nauseating

    • TonyMontana
      10:41 am June 17, 2018 Permalink

      You never know… Knox was not UK. Zion was not Duke.