WEIGHT: 172 Pounds
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York
AAU PROGRAM: Albany City Rocks
AAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jim Hart
CLASS: 2010, A current sophomore
POSITIONS: Point Guard/Shooting Guard
STRENGTHS IN HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME: Taran Buie is a fearless guard who has the ability to damage a team on his drives to the basket. His aggressiveness is what makes him an effective offensive player.
FRANK MANTESTA'S EVALUATION OF TARAN BUIE'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: Taran is a combo guard who as he continues to grow physically might be better suited to play the shooting guard position down the road.
Buie also has a very high Basketball IQ. He possesses a nice pull up jumper off either one or two dribbles. Taran is able to get his own shot off or get to the basket and finish.
Buie has also improved over the past year as a defender.
COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Fordham, 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.