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Tuesday / November 12.
  • Vernon Carey planning to commit soon, sign late

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Vernon Carey, the 6-foot-10 big man from the University School (FL) and Nike Team Florida, will decide on a college “in the next few weeks” but plans to sign “late,” his father Vern Carey Sr. told ZAGSBLOG on Monday.

    The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 14-21, with the late period set for April 17-May 15.

    Ranked No. 3 in the 2019 ESPN 100, Carey is done with his visits after taking an official to Michigan State this past weekend. He’s also taken official visits to Kentucky (Oct. 12), Duke (Oct. 19), Miami (Oct. 26) and North Carolina (Nov. 2).

    “I want to decide after my last visit, likely a week or two after,” he told Rivals recently. “I probably won’t sign early though. I will likely commit a little after that but before the New Year.”

    Carey also said he could envision teaming up with another big like James Wiseman or Isaiah Stewart. Wiseman is down to Kentucky, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Florida State, while Stewart is considering Washington, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse, among others.

    “Some schools are selling me on playing with another elite big and some are focusing on me,” Carey told USA Today. “I think it’s more attractive to play with another big, actually. I think it would help both of us. I want to win and whatever gives us the best chance to do that is what I want to do.”

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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.