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Jalen Carey, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from the Playaz and Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate Conception, enjoyed his official visit to Syracuse this past weekend and is now primarily focusing on three schools — Syracuse, UConn and Miami — his father told ZAGSBLOG on Monday.
Syracuse is recruiting Carey to play the point, while the other two see him as a combo guard, John Carey said.
“They’re recruiting him as a point guard,” he said of Syracuse. “He’s the only point guard they’re recruiting in this class right now. Basically he would come in, he could play right away, they want him to lead the team and they want him to play with [Darius] Bazley. With him, Oshae Brissett and Buddy Boeheim, it’s looking really, really scary over there.
“They love him. [Syracuse coach Jim] Boeheim said he’s definitely a big time player. He could play right away. He could see him getting drafted maybe one, two years.”
Isaiah Mucius, the 6-foot-8, 190-pound small forward from Brewster (NH) Academy and the PSA Cardinals, took his first official visit to Xavier this past weekend along with fellow Class of 2018 standouts David McCormack and Noah Locke.
“Yeah, me, Noah and David hung out a good majority of our visit,” Mucius said Monday. “It was my first time on Xavier’s campus so everything was new to me.”
Xavier sees Mucius as a logical fit to help replace some departing stars.
“Their message was with JP Macura and Trevon Bluiett leaving, it was an opportunity for me to step in and play right away,” he said.