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UK Recruiting: Vernon Carey addresses reclass rumors

Vernon Carey finally speaks on the rumor he could move into the 2018 class.

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A hot topic this spring has been who is staying/leaving the current University of Kentucky men’s basketball roster. Another discussion has been who could potentially reclassify from the 2019 class for the upcoming season.

A top-recruit in the 2019 class, Vernon Carey, clarified with SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker on whether or not he’ll reclassify for the upcoming season.

“Probably not. There’s been rumors,” he said, “but I’m probably not reclassifying. I just probably want to get the experience of playing another high school year and just developing my body a little more.”

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Carey is the second-overall ranked recruit and first-overall ranked power forward in the 2019 class. Standing 6-9, 245 pounds, he’s destined to be a force to be reckoned with when he reaches the collegiate level.

The talented prospect, though, has Duke and Miami written all over him. A lot can change in a year, especially since Carey has confirmed he probably won’t reclassify.

Scoring Carey could potentially come with top-recruit James Wiseman, as Carey said the two “talk a lot” and he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the two went to school together.

According to 247 Sports, Wiseman is currently split 50/50 with Memphis and Kentucky. Again, drawing Wiseman to the Bluegrass could potentially be a package deal that includes Carey.

A 1-2 punch of the top two recruits in Kentucky’s frontcourt would be nearly impossible for opponents to handle.

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