Basketball Wiretap

Vernon Carey Jr. Commits To Duke

Dec 6, 2018 4:36 PM

Vernon Carey Jr. has announced his commitment to Duke.

Carey is a 6'10 center and considered the No. 3 prospect in the class of 2019.

Carey's father played football at Miami and for the Miami Dolphins.

Carey chose the Blue Devils over Michigan State and North Carolina. 

"Vernon Carey Jr. brings a unique combination of power and skill to the court," said Paul Biancardi, ESPN's national recruiting director. "What makes him special is his ability to dominate in the paint while also being effective with his face-up game. His nimble footwork and soft touch is not talked about enough at his physically imposing size. His future upside lies in conditioning."

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Tags: Vernon Carey, Jr., Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Commitment

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The 2019 NBA Draft

Nov 30, 2018 9:29 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) break down the 2019 NBA Draft prospects and the college basketball season so far.

They discuss Zion Williamson’s rise to consensus top prospect, his teammates at Duke, Bol Bol’s unique skill set, players who have improved their stock and much more.

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Tags: Zion Williamson, Bol Bol, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, RealGM Radio

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Darius Garland Out For Season With Meniscus Surgery

Nov 27, 2018 1:00 PM

Darius Garland will likely be out for the remainder of his freshman season at Vanderbilt due to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Garland underwent successful surgery.

Garland's season ends with him averaging 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27.8 minutes per game.

Garland entered the season as a possible lottery pick.

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Tags: Darius Garland, Vanderbilt Commodores, NCAA, NCAA Injury, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Zion Williamson Settling In As No. 1 Prospect Of 2019 NBA Draft Class

Nov 23, 2018 10:31 AM

Zion Williamson is settling in as the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 NBA Draft class.

Williamson's blend of skill, size, strength and athleticism makes him one of the most unique prospects in recent memory.

"Don't overthink this one," said one high ranking executive.

"Don't pass up on another unicorn," said another.

Williamson has exceeded expectations over his first few weeks with Duke.

Some scouts believe the No. 1 pick will come down to Williamson and Cam Reddish, not RJ Barrett.

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Tags: Zion Williamson, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA B-Ball IQ

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James Wiseman Commits To Memphis Over Kentucky

Nov 20, 2018 5:05 PM

James Wiseman has committed to Memphis over Kentucky.

Wiseman is a seven-footer from Memphis.

Wiseman announced his decision on SportsCenter, bringing out a unicorn wearing the Memphis logo. He has been referred to as a "unicorn," like other players with his unique size and ability.

Early in his recruitment, Wiseman was considered a strong Kentucky lean.

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Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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