Jalen Carey enjoys UConn visit, Syracuse up next | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Saturday / January 28.
  • Jalen Carey enjoys UConn visit, Syracuse up next

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    During the same week UConn picked up St. John’s transfer Sid Wilson, the Huskies also hosted a critical recruit in the Class of 2018.

    Jalen Carey, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from the Playaz and Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate Conception, enjoyed his official visit to UConn and will next head to Syracuse on Sept. 8.

    “He is a priority and they plan in two years to get [him] to the league,” John Carey, the player’s father, told ZAGSBLOG about UConn. “They love him.”

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

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

    Meantime, UConn coach Kevin Ollie and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim may also visit Carey in open gyms beginning later this month at Immaculate Conception.

    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.”



    Written by

    [email protected]

    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.