2012 Combo Guard Worth Watching This Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan profiles the individual game of combo guard Tariq Carey, who is just a rising sophomore. Carey is likely to start building a recruiting list come this Fall ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tariq Carey

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 170 Pounds

CLASS: 2012, a rising sophomore

HIGH SCHOOL: East Side High School in Newark, New Jersey

POSITIONS: Shooting guard/Point guard

AAU TEAM: New Jersey Elite

EARLY COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY INTEREST IN TARIQ CAREY: St. John's, SMU, St. Joe's, and Siena

* Carey has taken an unofficial visit to SMU and also attended Norm Roberts' St. John's Elite class.

STRENGTHS IN HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME: Can handle the ball effectively and doesn't mind challenging the bigger bodies inside the paint with drives to the basket.

A player who can score, Tariq has plenty of time to (A.) strengthen his frame, (B.) Develop more consistency in his perimeter effectiveness, and (C.) Become a better decision maker with the basketball.


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