A Look At The Game Of An Upstate Guard

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on Taran Buie ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-2

WEIGHT: 172 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York

AAU PROGRAM: Albany City Rocks


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.

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