New Jersey Underclassman Has Solid D-1 Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a player profile on Tariq Carey, a talented rising sophomore from the state of New Jersey ... Carey is a guard prospect who has solid interest on the division one level ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 172 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, St. Peter's, Stony Brook, Monmouth, St. Francis, SMU, St. Joe's, and Siena

* Carey has taken an unofficial visit to SMU and also attended the SMU camp, according to Josh Harvey of,'s team SMU website. Harvey stated the Tariq felt he could have played better.

Tariq has also attended Norm Roberts' St. John's Elite camp. We'll keep an eye on his progress starting with the IS8 League, slated to start next month in South Jamaica, New York.


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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