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Vernon Carey Jr visiting UK for Big Blue Madness

Big news for UK as they look to pry Carey away from Duke.

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Vernon Carey will visit UK during its biggest recruiting event of the year.

Carey is currently competing at the Nike Peach Jam, and after his Thursday game, he told reporters he’ll take an official visit to UK during Big Blue Madness.

Carey, the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2019 class, stands at 6-9 and 245 pounds with a great low-post game and is a beast of a rebounder. His game is similar to that of former Cat DeMarcus Cousins.

UK has actually been selling Carey on teaming up with James Wiseman to be UK’s twin-tower version of Cousins and Anthony Davis.

Depending on who you listen to, Duke and Miami are viewed as the two leaders in this recruitment with the Blue Devils having the most momentum right now, but UK has been getting more buzz recently.

Head coach John Calipari and his staff met with Carey multiple times during the spring recruiting period, showing that they’re very serious about landing him in 2019, despite being strongly in the mix for Wiseman as well.

Getting Carey to Lexington during Big Blue Madness is just what UK needed to keep making up ground in this recruitment. There’s a long way to go, but UK continues to put itself in good position for the elite big man.

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