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SportVernon Carey Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State as a 5-star basketball recruit

20:30  06 december  2018
20:30  06 december  2018 Source:   sbnation.com

The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off No. 1 Duke 89-87 in Maui

The Latest: No. 3 Gonzaga holds off No. 1 Duke 89-87 in Maui No. 3 Gonzaga blocked four shots in the final 46 seconds to beat top-ranked Duke 89-87 in the Maui Invitational title game. The Zags ended Duke's undefeated streak in Maui with their second title. Rui Hachimura scored 20 points to lead the Zags, who missed four free throws to give Duke a final chance at the win.

Michigan State basketball is looking to potentially add another piece to its 2018 class, but Although he hasn’t officially done anything just yet, there’s a good chance five - star power forward Vernon Carey Jr Back in December, Carey Jr . said that Michigan State , Duke , Miami and North Carolina were

Learn about Vernon Carey Jr . and other recruit player profiles on RecruitingNation.com. Vernon Carey Jr . 6-10, 275 | Class of 2019. Duke . Kentucky. Miami (FL). Michigan State . North Carolina. AwardsAwards. College Pick 'emCollege Pick 'em. Coaching ChangesCoaching Changes.

Vernon Carey Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State as a 5-star basketball recruit© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Duke has landed the No. 1 recruit, according to Rivals.

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.

Gonzaga passes Kansas for No. 1 in AP poll, Duke is No.3

Gonzaga passes Kansas for No. 1 in AP poll, Duke is No.3 Gonzaga pulled off what some considered impossible, stopping the Duke juggernaut in the Maui Invitational title game without one of its best players. Now the Zags are No. 1 again. Third in last week's poll , Gonzaga leapfrogged No. 2 Kansas to the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 released Monday. The Zags received 32 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel, edging the Jayhawks by one. No. 3 Duke received one first-place vote despite losing to Gonzaga in Maui and No. 4 Virginia the other one after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis title. No.

CLOSE. Michigan State five - star target Vernon Carey scores from all three level with great efficiency. Vernon Carey Jr . #22 of University School goes for a layup while being guarded by David McCormack #33 of Michigan State basketball is in the mix to land its biggest recruit in 15 years.

Can Michigan State basketball challenge the mighty Duke Blue Devils for the services of coveted five - star big SPRINGFIELD, MA - JANUARY 15: Vernon Carey Jr . Michigan State Basketball : Staff score predictions vs Michigan State Basketball : 5 - star Vernon Carey Jr . close to decision.

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.

Duke landed the top three recruits in the country last season with Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish, and R.J. Barrett. All three will be gone next season, meaning Duke will be relying heavily on Carey’s inside scoring.

Carey is Duke’s first elite recruit in this cycle, joining shooting guard Wendell Moore in the 2019 class.

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Vernon Carey Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State as a 5-star basketball recruit

Kansas, Duke, Tennessee stay 1-2-3 in men's AP Top 25.
Kansas, Duke and Tennessee are 1-2-3 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll for the second straight week. The Jayhawks earned 56 of 65 first-place votes to stay at No. 1. Michigan and Virginia each climbed a spot into the top 5. No. 25 Nebraska was the only addition to this week's rankings. Reigning national champion Villanova fell out for the second time this season after two straight losses.

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