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Saturday / September 23.
  • MONTCLAIR, N.J. — There has been a whirlwind of activity surrounding Jalen Carey this week.

    The 6-foot-4, 175-pound point guard from the NJ Playaz and Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate Conception finished up his official visit to Syracuse last weekend. Then this week he had home visits with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, UConn’s Kevin Ollie and Miami’s Jim Larranaga. On Friday morning, both Boeheim and Ollie were guest speakers at the Garden State Basketball Clinic at his high school.

    “I’m still just trying to see what’s the best school for me, so I’m taking it all in,” Carey told me Friday in the gym at his high school. “It’s getting a little bit stressful, but I’m managing to take it in. My mom and my dad and my coaches are helping me out.”

    Carey, ranked the No. 11 point guard in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.com, is eyeing a specific decision date next month.