Update: University School, Fort Lauderdale

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Posted On: 01/7/18 6:05 PM

Vernon Carey

The Class of 2019 forward has an advanced wing’s skill set, a factor which makes him such an intriguing threat at 6-foot-10 and 245 pounds.

Similar to Zion Williamson, Carey is a thunderous above the rim threat who runs the floor exceptionally well for his size.

As a lefty who can score off the dribble and attack the rim after a few dribbles, the multi-positional component of his game is why Duke is in heavy pursuit of him.

In the Charger Classic at Suncoast High School this weekend, Carey stuck 3-pointers, pulled off nifty stepbacks, and muscled his way into traffic.

University School survived a major scare in a 66-62 victory over a gritty Dwyer team on Saturday.

In overcoming some irregular play in the fourth quarter, University School made pivotal defensive stops after letting multiple opportunities to shut the door elude them.

Carey’s presence on the boards was a critical factor in shorthanded University School’s late game resolve that fended off upset minded Dwyer.

Drue Drinnon

The University of New Mexico-bound guard is one of the country’s best pure point guards. While he’s got a smooth pull-up game and scores in a variety of ways, Drinnon is actually undervalued as a defender.

He’s got the mindset of a leader as far as Xs and Os and making sure his teammates are constantly on the same wavelength with what sets they are in.

He’s a rare type of on-court leader who Adrian Sosa invests a great deal of trust in and takes for granted.

While it was quite unexpected to see Drinnon miss a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter, he stepped up his performance tremendously when Scottie Barnes left the game in the first quarter.

Trey Doomes

The well-built guard is adept at getting into the teeth of the defense and drawing the foul, manufacturing points at the free throw line.

Doomes, who will prolong his career at West Virginia, has a funky left handed sling shot that’s hard to guard. Doomes was instrumental in pulling University School out of an 11-0 deficit to start the game. He initiated offense by getting to the rim and finishing with craftiness.

Scottie Barnes

The 6-foot-7 Class of 2020 forward is rated as a Top-5 prospect in his class for a whole bevy of reasons.

Key amongst them is Barnes’ high level athleticism and high-flying bounce, the type that tends to be prioritized by Blue Bloods.

Similar to the aforementioned Carey, Barnes creates a mismatch issue with his deft handle and natural knack for making plays off the dribble.

Logan Alters

A high-level shooter with an innate stroke from 3-point range, the Class of 2019 guard has the attributes to provide the additional leg of offense beyond the highly touted quartet.

As he displayed during the City of Palms, Alters can be a consistent double digit scorer when feeling it.