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Vernon Carey Jr.

Fort Lauderdale, FL - 2019

SchoolUniversity School (FL) PositionPower Forward Height6’10” Weight245 lbs. AAU TeamNike Team Florida HometownFort Lauderdale, FL Class2019
National Rank#3State Rank#2
Scouting Report


Defensive Rebounding
Finishing Through Contact
Fundamentally Sound
Low Post Footwork
Low Post Moves
Offensive Rebounding
Playing Above The Rim
Scoring With Either Hand
Size For Position


Mid-Range Shooting
On-Ball Defense

  • Scout’s Notes:

    USA Basketball Mini-Camp Measurements: 

    Date Measured: October 7th, 2017
    Height w/ Shoes: 6'10"
    Height w/o Shoes: 6'9"
    Weight: 265 pounds
    Wingspan: 7'1"
    Standing Reach: 9'0"

College Projection:

  • High-Major

Complete Rankings:

  • Player Grade: 100 (5-Star)
  • National Rank: 3
  • Position Rank: 2
  • State Rank: 2

Skills Review:

  • Shooting: Good
  • Dribbling: Average
  • Passing: Average
  • Rebounding: Good
  • Intangibles: Good
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College Recruiting - Vernon Carey Jr.
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Michigan StateMichigan State Warm
FloridaFlorida Warm
Florida StateFlorida State Warm
MiamiMiami Warm
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Warm
DukeDuke Warm
KentuckyKentucky Warm
KansasKansas Warm
Latest News on Vernon Carey Jr.
Wing prospect Precious Achiuwa rises all the way to #9.2019 National Rankings: Precious Achiuwa Trending Up

1/26/2018 by Eric Hampford – As we take a look at our updated national rankings for the junior class, there are many changes, including the rise of Precious Achiuwa.

2018 post Bol Bol continues to grow and stretch out.USA Men's Junior National Team Mini-Camp: Measurement Notes

10/18/2017 by Eric Hampford – The USA Men's Junior National Team Mini-Camp took place a few weeks ago, and several prospects caught our attention with their measurements.

Carey has cemented himself as a top 5 prospect2019 Florida Forward Solidifying Status as Top 5 Prospect

7/22/2016 by Brian Flinn – Vernon Carey has had a monster freshman campaign, and has proven himself to be one of the elite prospects in the country regardless of class.

2019 PF Vernon Carey had a huge spring AAU season.Rapidly Improving 2019 Post Set For Rankings Jump

7/03/2016 by Eric Hampford – 2019 big man Vernon Carey is seeing his game rapidly improve, as well as his recruitment.

One particular Tennessee big man is set for a big jump.Eight 2019's Set to Rise On Our National Rankings Board

6/23/2016 by Eric Hampford – As we get closer to releasing our updated class of 2019 national rankings, we take a look at eight prospects who are set to rise upon the new rankings release.

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