Duke has landed its latest superstar recruit. Vernon Carey Jr. picked Duke over Michigan State on SportsCenter on Thursday afternoon, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a star freshman center to build around for next year.
Carey is ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the country, according to Rivals. He’s a 6’10, 275-pound center who thrives scoring with his back to the basket, but also has a face-up game. He is arguably the most college-ready recruit in the country this season, offering what should be a day one interior scorer for a Duke team that is set to lose most of its top players after this season.
Carey has elite athletics in his blood. His father Vernon Carey was a first round pick out of Miami in the 2004 NFL draft as a left tackle for the Miami Dolphins.