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Vernon Carey Jr.

Vernon Carey Jr. scores 21 points, collects six rebounds in loss to Nets

by Matthew MacKay | Hornets Correspondent | Sat, Apr 17th 8:14am EDT

Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds, an assist, and a block across 35 minutes during Friday's 130-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Fantasy Impact:

The rookie center out of Duke earned his first start with the Hornets on Friday, as head coach James Borrego attempts to deploy new lineups to end Charlotte's losing skid. Carey Jr. finished with 21 points and six rebounds across 35 minutes and is available on virtually all ESPN waiver wires heading into the fantasy playoffs. It remains to be seen whether VCJ will get another opportunity in the starting lineup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday but his performance against the Nets was certainly encouraging.

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