Top cen­ter Ver­non Carey picks Duke

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Ver­non Carey, rated as the No. 2 over­all player and the No. 1 cen­ter in the 2019 re­cruit­ing class, will play col­lege bas­ket­ball at Duke.

The 6-10, 275-pound Carey, from Fort Lau- derdale, Fla., an­nounced his com­mit­ment to the Blue Dev­ils on Thurs­day. His other fi­nal­ists were North Carolina and Michi­gan State.

Carey joins Con­cord’s Wen­dell Moore, a 6-5 for­ward, and Boo­gie El­lis, a 6-2 guard from San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia, in Duke’s 2019 class.

CHUCK LIDDY [email protected]­sob­server.com

Duke for­ward RJ Bar­rett goes in for a dunk Wed­nes­day dur­ing a game against Hart­ford at Cameron In­door Sta­dium in Durham. Duke won 84-54.

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