Bishop Maginn Prospect Receives High Praise

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan updates us on a freshman guard who is starting to receive some recognition for his play ...

Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart is very excited when discussing the young players who will compete for him over the next few years. Hart usually has some of the best talent from the Albany area as well as the upstate region of New York.

Hart has been particularly positive about Taran Buie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard out of Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York. "Taran is an all purpose player who can do everything," Hart said. "He is a slasher. He has a rare blend of athleticism, power and skills."

Hart feels that when Buie is on the floor with fair competition age wise, he really sparkles among the players. "He can dominate games at both ends of the floor," Hart said. "When he plays in his age group, he is always the best player."

Buie works out with his brother (Talor Battle, who is Penn State bound). "Taran plays for a great high school coach (Rich Hurley)," Hart stated.

So Hart believes Buie will continue to get better this winter at Bishop Maginn. And with four years still available for Buie to develop, it's likely that Taran will land at a high major, according to Hart.

"He is highly skilled for his age," Hart said.

Hart believes the early interest has come primarily from Atlantic 10 and Big East schools. "He impressed a lot of people at the Syracuse Elite camp and also at the AAU Nationals," Hart said. "He's a high major player."

Time is on the side of Buie too. For now, we can watch him progress at Bishop Maginn and with the Albany City Rocks during the AAU season.


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