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Arizona Wildcats offer 2018 4-star point guard Jalen Carey

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The search for a second point guard continues

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Even with offers out to highly-ranked point guards Jahvon Quinerly and Devon Dotson, Sean Miller’s search for second point guard commit in 2018 continues.

On Monday, the Arizona Wildcats offered four-star point guard Jalen Carey. The New York native is the No. 60 player in his class and No. 11 point guard, according to 247Sports.

Carey has seen his stock rise of late with impressive play on the Nike Basketball circuit.

In 19 games (16 at Nike EYBL and three at Nike Peach Jam), Carey averaged 18.6 points and two assists per game for Playaz Club, shooting 46 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3.

At 6-foot-3, Carey has the ability to play both on and off the ball (like current UA point guard commit Brandon Williams), without the team giving anything up height-wise.

Carey released an unofficial top 10 back in May that included Syracuse, Notre Dame, Kansas, Rutgers, Miami (FL), Florida, Seton Hall, Indiana, Connecticut and Temple.

After Carey’s performance this summer, Villanova entered his recruitment, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see other top schools jump onboard.

Also of note, this may be the first time Miller will go head to head against his brother, Archie Miller, and the Indiana staff.

Carey has unofficially visited Rutgers, Connecticut, Syracuse, and Seton Hall.


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