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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team Conf Overall
19-9 29-17
17-10 26-20
16-15 23-23
12-15 20-25
5-28 8-39

2021 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 4.7 2.7 50.0 1.0 0.0

Top Vernon Carey Jr. News

  • Vernon Carey: Scores game-high 29 points

    Carey notched 29 points (14-24 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes during Friday's 124-111 loss to the College Park Skyhawks.

    Carey set G League season highs in points and assists during Friday's loss. The 20-year-old has appeared in nine games for the Swarm and is averaging 18.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 25.7 minutes. He's expected to bounce back-and-forth between Greensboro and Charlotte for the rest of the season.

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  • Vernon Carey: Assigned to G League

    Carey cleared the league's health and safety protocols and was assigned to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.

    Carey had been in the league's health and safety protocols since Jan. 1, and he should see some playing time in the G League now that he's been cleared to return. He wasn't part of the Hornets' rotation prior to his absence, so he should have more chances to develop in Greensboro.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Won't play Wednesday

    Carey (COVID-19 protocols) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Carey was placed in the protocols Jan. 1 and will remain sidelined for the sixth straight game. The second-year center isn't expected to be included in head coach James Borrego's rotation whenever he's healthy again.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Still out Monday

    Carey (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) won't be available for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Carey was placed in the protocols Jan. 1, but he's apparently still symptomatic of the virus or needs additional time to get his conditioning in order more than a week later. At any rate, the second-year center won't be included in head coach James Borrego's rotation whenever he's healthy again.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Placed in protocols

    Carey entered health and safety protocols Sunday, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Carey is a fringe rotation option at best. His absence won't affect much.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Recalled from G League

    Carey was recalled from the G League on Thursday.

    Carey was sent down for the G League showcase, and he's been called up after the conclusion. His role will be small with the Hornets almost entirely healthy.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Transferred for showcase

    Carey was assigned to the G League on Saturday.

    Carey, Kai Jones and JT Thor were all sent to the G League to participate in the league's showcase in Las Vegas.With the Swarm this season, the big man has averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds in 27.0 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Starting against Sacramento

    Carey is starting Friday's game against the Kings.

    Carey is making his second NBA appearance of the season Friday, but he'll join the starting lineup with Mason Plumlee (COVID-19 protocols), P.J. Washington (illness) and Nick Richards (illness) sidelined. The 20-year-old played just one minute in his lone appearance with the parent club this year. However Carey and Kai Jones should have plenty of playing time Friday since the Hornets are shorthanded in the frontcourt.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Another double-double

    Carey recorded 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 105-96 win over the Austin Spurs.

    Carey was efficient in all facets of Friday's game and notched his third-double-double of the season. Through six games with Greensboro, the 20-year-old is averaging 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds across 27.0 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Called up by Charlotte

    Carey was recalled by the Hornets on Saturday.

    Carey will provide assistance in the Hornets' frontcourt after Mason Plumlee was placed in the league's health and safety protocols Saturday. The 20-year-old has made just one appearance with the parent club this year.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Leads team with 22 points

    Carey notched 22 points (11-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during Thursday's 108-105 loss to the Austin Spurs.

    Carey stayed hot Thursday, registering his third straight game with at least 20 points. Through five G League contests, he is averaging 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds across 27.0 minutes per game. Despite his overall success, he continues to struggle with his shot. The 6-foot-9 forward is shooting just 11.1 percent from three (1.9 attempts per game) and 53.3 percent from the free-throw line.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Double-doubles in loss

    Carey notched 20 points (8-22 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes during Saturday's 104-98 loss to the Texas Legends.

    Carey paced Greensboro in points and rebounds en route to a second straight game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. Through four G League contests, he is averaging 18.3 points and 8.5 rebounds across 26.1 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Huge double-double in win

    Carey notched 27 points (11-21 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes during Friday's 115-110 win over the Texas Legends.

    Carey led all players with 27 points and 14 rebounds, notching his first double-double of the G League season. Through three games with Greensboro, the 2020 second-round pick is averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds across 25.2 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Assigned to G League

    Carey was assigned to the G League on Sunday.

    Though the Hornets recalled Carey on Nov. 12, he has no playing time since their Oct. 24 game at Brooklyn. The second-year big man had some chances to shine as a rookie, but for now he can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Joining NBA club

    Carey was recalled from the G League by the Hornets on Friday.

    Carey made two appearances for the Swarm in the G League and averaged 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 21.3 minutes. He has one appearance for Charlotte this season and will rejoin the NBA club Friday.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Efficient in limited work

    Carey totaled 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes during Saturday's 97-94 loss to the Birmingham Squadron.

    Despite going 0-for-3 from three, Carey was still efficient from the field Saturday. The 6-foot-9 center was able to score a team-high 15 points in just 19 minutes of action. Through two games, he is averaging 13.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Back from G League

    The Hornets recalled Carey from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Sunday.

    Though he'll rejoin the Hornets ahead of their game Sunday against the Trail Blazers, Carey isn't a lock to dress for the contest. All of Mason Plumlee, P.J. Washington, Nick Richards and Kai Jones appear to be ahead of Carey in the pecking order at center.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Assigned to Greensboro

    Carey was assigned to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Tuesday.

    The move is unlikely to affect the Hornets' rotation, as Carey has received just a single NBA minute in the team's first four games. The 20-year-old will get the chance to develop with some regular playing time in Greensboro.

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  • Hornets' Vernon Carey: Ruled out for Summer League finale

    Carey (calf) has been ruled out for the Hornets' final Summer League contest Monday.

    Carey was selected by the Hornets with the 32nd overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and appeared in 19 games during his rookie season. The 20-year-old appeared in three Summer League games and averaged 10.0 points in 15.3 minutes per game. Carey will compete with No. 19 overall pick Kai Jones for backup center minutes behind Mason Plumlee and Bismack Biyombo.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 20
Class: Freshman