Upstate Guard Performs Well At AAU Event

Reporter Mike Sullivan spoke to Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks about Taran Buie ...

Over the next few months Taran Buie will be evaluated by many college basketball programs. And some pretty big AAU events are on hand for Buie to show his skills.

It was only a weekend ago that Buie led the Albany City Rocks to the 15 and under title at the Boo Williams AAU event held in the state of Virginia. "He was great," said Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart. "He scored 29 points in the championship game to help us win it."

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."

Buie, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard from Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York, is finishing up his freshman year. He is a member of the 2010 class.

"He is very athletic," said Hart. "And he can explode to the basket. He's going to be a high division one player on the college level."

Hart seems confident that because of Taran's skills, athletic ability, and strength that Buie will be an impact player also this spring and summer for the Rocks AAU program.

Hart also states Buie is a very good student. "He has a 90 average, like his brother Talor," Hart said.

Talor Battle will play next season at Penn State as a freshman guard. Taran also plays for Rich Hurley at Albany Academy.

Hart has said previously that Providence, Syracuse, Xavier of Ohio, and Fordham have expressed early interest.

"It's too early to say who will be serious when he is ready to make a decision," said Hart. "But the way he is improving in his game, he should have a lot of interest in the next couple of years."


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