Players to watch: Khadeen Carrington
It’s hard to figure out what game was Khadeen Carrington’s coming out party.
There were too many to choose from in a spectacular sophomore season.
There was the game-high 26 points and six rebounds in a 58-54 win over Mount St. Michael in The Bronx, including a dagger floater that gave the Lions a five-point lead with 1:14 left in the fourth quarter.
Then there was a 34-point outburst in a narrow loss to defending CHSAA Class AA intersectional champion Christ the King at home and a game-high 26 points in a 74-67 upset of the rival Royals in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan semifinals. He scored 10 points in the fourth quarter after hitting his head on a hard foul two minutes into the second half.
The 6-foot-3 lefty was relatively unknown before the start of his sophomore year. But by season’s end, everybody knew who Khadeen Carrington was, including a slew of college coaches after he averaged a team-high 22.5 points per game. Carrington now has offers from SMU, Iowa, Iowa State, Boston College, DePaul and South Carolina and has drawn interest from schools including Rutgers and St. John’s.
“He’s one of the best players in the city,” Bishop Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez said. “This kid is a flat-out player. He can score at will, he’s smart, he’s a great kid and he’s a sponge. He does what you tell him to do.”
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