Duke, on the heels of its loaded 2018 recruiting class, has earned the dedication of Vernon Carey, the No. 2 participant within the 247Sports activities’ Composite rankings for the category of 2019.
Carey, a 6-10 middle from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had narrowed down his closing three selections to Duke, Michigan State, and North Carolina, earlier than opting to go together with Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils. Surrounded by household, together with his father Vernon Carey Sr., a former NFL offensive lineman, Carey made the announcement at his highschool, NSU College Faculty on Thursday.
He averaged 26 factors and 10.four rebounds per sport in his junior season and earned MaxPreps Nationwide Junior of the 12 months.
Duke at present sits at No. three within the AP High 25 behind a star-studded freshmen class that features RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, and Zion Williamson ( the Nos. 1, 2, and 5 prospects, respectively, within the 247Sports activities’ 2018 rankings). The Blue Devils are not any stranger to getting prime recruits, touchdown no less than one prime 5 highschool participant annually since 2013.
Carey joins fellow five-star recruit Wendell Moore and four-star Boogie Ellis as members of Duke’s 2019 recruiting class. The Blue Devils are additionally pursuing top-10 prospects Cole Anthony and Isaiah Stewart.