Posted On: 10/3/15 9:00 AM

October 3, 2015

Frederick Douglas point guard Donald Carey has begun to hear from Division I programs around the Northeast, and has established himself this offseason as an up-and-comer in Maryland’s 2017 class.

“Howard, James Madison, Mount St. Mary’s, Quinnipiac, and Boston U, they called me. The Mount St. Mary’s coach came to my school, Boston called me. And then James Madison, I went on an unofficial there. Howard has called me and I’ve been in contact with them face-to-face, I’ve been to their campus,” said Carey.

“I think Howard is probably recruiting me the most, they’ve been really keeping in contact with me.”

This offseason Carey played on the 16U circuit with District Basketball Club, and says his leadership ability was something he worked to improve.

“One of my strengths was working on becoming a leader, pushing my team and stuff like that. I think my ball-handling and shot off the dribble really improved too,” said the 6-foot-3 lead guard.

“I think getting to the hoop and my IQ — my understanding of the game — are my strengths right now. I’m definitely a pass-first guard, and I get my shots when I can. If I had one thing that I’d say I’m best at offensively I’d say it’s coming off screens and reading the defense.”

Last season Carey started at point guard as sophomore with Frederick Douglas. This season he’ll be thrust into more of a scoring role, and says he’ll primarily play off-guard.

“My role will be more of a scoring role,” he said. “This season I’ll be playing more of a two guard, but I’ll be interchangeable.”

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