As all his colleagues of McDonald's held up and down the court in front of scouts of NBA during a Monday afternoon exercise, Vernon Carey Jr was forced to sit on the sidelines and watch.
The commitment of a 250 pound prize of 10 feet-10 out from 1 March with a sprained ankle, and he intends to play McDonald's game on Wednesday night (7 p.m, ESPN2). Instead it focused on the re-imagining of GEICO High School Nationals, where it hopes to lead the University School (Fla.) To the April 4-6 championship in New York.
“It's definitely frustrating, but I'm looking at it in the long term,” said Carey. “I tried to make progress [Sunday] and I couldn't. They told me just sit down and rehabilitate it. And I hope that I will be able to prepare for GEICO next week. That's the goal, go out there and win that. ”
Carey was one of two Duke's pledges for McDonald's, as well as Concord, N.C., Wendell Moore's wing. Both are on the East Team.
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The Duke promises to see Dinner win over 77-76 on the UCF in the second round of the NCAA Sunday Competition. The game came to the final seconds, and the Blue Devils went to Sweet 16 on Friday only after two good look at UCF's winning bucket.
“It's exciting, to be honest,” said Carey. “Just see what they are now doing on the court, what I and Wendell and Boogie did [Ellis] the board could bring it to the board. ”
With Zion Williamson and another fresh man RJ Barrett projected as the two best pick in the NBA Draft, Carey said he's not under pressure pushing them to follow and wants to know the Duke's fans that it's completely different from 6-7, 285 pounds Williamson.
“We have similar things in our games, but I think we have different players,” said Carey. “I think I have high flexibility.”
Like everyone else, Carey is headed by dunks, blocks and agility Williamson.
“Just what he does on the court, it's not insoluble,” he said. “Just its explosion, how it explodes from different sites.” T
While Duke last year recruiting a class made history by showing the three best prospects in the Class of 2018 in Williamson, Barrett and Cam Reddish, this three-man class is ranked at No. 9 at 247Sports.com.
Still, the Blue Devils remain concerned with many uncommitted expectations for some elite, including a couple in McDonald's game.
Matthew Hurt, 6-9 onwards is from Rochester, Minn., Thinking about Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Memphis and Minnesota. Hurt intends to announce 19 April, the day before his 19th birthday. He said Duke compared him to the wings of Jayson Tatum and Brandon Ingram, now in the NBA.
“I could have a big impact on the aggressive and defensive end,” Hurt said about how he could cope with Duke.
Carey says, in the meantime, that he is recruiting Hurt and Trendon Watford, 6-8 from Mountain Brook, Ala., Go Duke. Carey is a Watford speaker here and they looked at the Duke of Sunday match together.
“We are in our ear,” said Carey about Hurt and Watford.
Duke has received a scholarship offer from Watford, who has had three direct state titles in Alabama, but is interested.
“They are saying they are really asking me and they want to come and visit them,” said Watford, the younger brother of Indiana's former star Christian Watford. “Just to be able to get training from one of the biggest coaches ever [Mike Krzyzewski] it would be a blessing. I played with Vernon, I played with Wendell, I was playing with Boogie Ellis a little, so I think they would play well together. ”
He is also thinking of Indiana, LSU, Memphis and Alabama's home state and he intends April 20 to announce the Brand Jordan Classic Game in Las Vegas. Hurt said that despite the uncertainties of coaching at both SEC schools, LSU and Alabama are still in the mix.
About North Carolina, 6-10 IMG Academy (Fla.) The great man Armando Bacot is the individual Rescue promise in the game. He is a Western team combined with Oak Oak Academy (Va.) Point he has not promised, guard Anthony Anthony and relentless wing Montverde (Fla.).
The Anthony is 6-3 son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony. He is thinking of North Carolina, Oregon, Wake Forest, Georgetown and Notre Dame, and plans to announce it in early April. He said Bacot is recruiting himself and the Achiuwa 6-9, who recently visited North Carolina and put a picture of himself in UNC's uniform on Twitter.
“Of course I want to see how Oregon and North Carolina do in the Gaeltacht [NCAA] Tournament, ”said Anthony. “Just see how they react in different situations, see how far they can go. I still look at college basketball fans at this point, I want to continue watching. ”
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