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Wednesday / October 27.
  • Jalen Carey enjoys Miami visit, UConn up next

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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 weekend official visit to Miami and will next head to UConn on Wednesday.

    “The visit was awesome,” John Carey, the player’s father, told ZAGSBLOG. “They said he he is their main priority, that’s why they brought him in first. They never brought a recruit in in August.”

    Miami could lose guards Lonnie Walker and Bruce Brown to the NBA Draft, and are prioritizing Carey to help replace them.

    “He can play right away,” the elder Carey said. “They have two guards going pro and in the mock draft in Lonnie Walker and Bruce Brown.”

    Carey will now visit UConn (Aug. 30-Sept. 1), Syracuse (Sept. 8-10) and Kansas (Sept. 29-Oct. 1).

    Carey has a final six of Kansas, Miami, Rutgers, Syracuse, UConn and Villanova.

    The No. 14-ranked point guard in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.com, Carey plans to take all five official visits this fall.

    “I’m definitely going to take all five, just enjoy it,” he said at the Peach Jam. “I don’t want to rush anything.”

    As for a timetable on signing, he said, “Most likely I want to sign before my high school season starts but I don’t want to rush or anything.”



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.