Height Weight Commit date Vernon Carey Jr. C: Fort Lauderdale, FL: NSU University School (FL) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Dec 6, 2018 Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 96 Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: 5 247Sports: 6 ESPN: 6
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Vernon Carey Jr. Fort Lauderdale, FL - 2019 School University School (FL) Position Power Forward Height 6’10” Weight 245 lbs. AAU Team Nike Team Florida Hometown Fort Lauderdale, FL Class 2019
Vernon A. Carey Jr. was born February 25, 2001 in Miami, Florida. He is the son of Latavia and Vernon Carey. His father, Vernon, played professional football as an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins from 2004 to 2011. Vernon Jr's late grandfather, Vincent Carey, played college basketball at Oral Roberts University.
Carey is a load at 6’10” and 270-pounds, with the resemblance of an offensive lineman rather than a basketball player.
The future could actually include another season with the Carey surname on a Duke basketball jersey. Vernon Carey Sr. is a former 6-foot-5, 340-pound offensive lineman, who lasted eight seasons as a starter for the Miami Dolphins and missed only a handful of games along the way. Vernon Carey Jr. is a 6-foot-10, 270-pound Duke basketball freshman, who is ascending 2020 mock drafts by averaging 18.6 points, 9.3 boards, and 2.2 blocks across the No. 4 Blue Devils’ 10-1 start.
Son of LaTavia and Vernon Carey; has one younger brother, Jaylen, and two younger sisters, Taelynn and Dynver. Grandfather, Vincent Carey, was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Father, Vernon Carey, played football for the University of Miami and Miami Dolphins; grandfather, Vincent Banks, played basketball at Oral Roberts University.
The 2019-20 Duke basketball roster listed freshman Vernon Carey Jr. as a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center. Now, the ACC Rookie of the Year has shed some serious weight, according to what his college head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, told the media this week: “You’d be shocked. Vernon weighs 237 pounds now. His parents got mad at him, stopped feeding him.