Bishop Maginn Guard Could Be High Major

Reporter Mike Sullivan had a chance to update the status of freshman guard Taron Buie ...

Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart has been excited for a while about the young talent that is present in the Albany area. "A lot of people are excited," Hart pointed out. "There's plenty of talent here."

Hart's Albany City Rocks program should be in great shape over the next few years due to players like Taran Buie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard from Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York.

Hart has stated Buie is likely a high major due to three important individual aspects to his game -- skills, athletic ability, and strength. "He can be a factor at both ends of the floor," Hart said. "In my opinion I think he can be a high major."

Buie works out with his brother, Talor Battle too. Battle is another talented player from the area who will play next season at Penn State as a freshman guard.

"Taran plays for a great high school coach in Rich Hurley," Hart said. "So he is going to get better each year he is at Bishop Maginn. It will be exciting to see how his game moves along by the time he is a senior (in 2010)."

Big East and Atlantic Ten schools are lining up early to show initial interest. Providence, Syracuse, Fordham, Xavier, etc are among the schools expressing some interest. "It's early in his recruiting process," Hart said. "Many schools are waiting to see how he develops over the next year."

Hart added: "When he competes in his age group, he is always the best player on the court."


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