Upstate Guard Has First College Offer

Reporter Frank Mantesta has story update on guard Taran Buie ...

Fordham University is the first to offer Taran Buie of Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York a chance to play college ball. The 6-foot-2, point guard/shooting guard has been a target of the Rams for awhile.

Even before the High School season started Coach Billy Donavan of Florida along with his assistants came to see him work out. No offer came but they still inquire about him. So the interest is coming nationally and locally.

Last Friday, a coach from Rutgers, watched him play.

Penn State, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Xavier, Massachusetts, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Marist, Siena, St. John's, Ohio State, Virginia, Providence, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Florida State have all been mentioned previously and all still have interest.

Taran is a combo guard who has a very high Basketball IQ. He possesses a nice pull up jumper off either one or two dribbles. Buie is able to get his own shot off or get to the basket and finish.

Taran can fill it up mid-range or from the three-point line as well. Bishop Maginn High School head coach Rich Hurley has done a nice job making him understand that defense is also important and is a good defender.

Right now Fordham has stepped up first. Carmen Maciariello of the Albany City Rocks AAU program told us he felt a lot of the schools want to see him play more before offering since he is only a sophomore.

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