Area Guard Shows Upside At IS8

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on New Jersey based guard Tariq Carey, who competed at IS8 yesterday ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 170 Pounds

CLASS: 2012, a current sophomore.

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

POSITIONS: Shooting guard/Point guard

AAU TEAM: New Jersey Elite, Sports University at IS8

EARLY COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY INTEREST IN TARIQ CAREY: Monmouth, St. Peter's, St. John's, SMU, Stony Brook, Monmouth, St. Francis of New York, St. Joe's of Philadelphia, 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 and took an unofficial visit.


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.

*Carey competed for a Sports University team at IS8 yesterday morning against the New York Elite. He produced six points, moved the ball smartly around the perimeter in the tiny gym when he felt pressure.

However, Carey played on a team that features Kyrie Irving, perhaps the best guard in the country. And, for this particular game, Irving dominated the basketball and ran the show.

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