When it comes to his career at Bishop Loughlin, Khadeen Carrington is in pretty good company.
Last year, the shooting guard became the second player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau as a junior. The other player? Villanova standout JayVaughn Pinkston, a former McDonald’s All-American and the Fort Greene school’s all-time leading scorer.
Carrington, who averaged 24.7 points per game a year ago, is on pace to pass Pinkston as Bishop Loughlin’s all-time scorer, needing just 140 points in his senior year.
A slick and athletic two-year starter, Carrington led the CHSAA ‘AA’ in scoring a year ago. He has offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Florida State, Hofstra, Iowa, Iowa State, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Carolina, SMU, St. John’s, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Carrington has visited St. John’s and UConn and plans to take a visit to Cincinnati this month.
Carrington and fellow rising senior guard Mike Williams, who verbally committed to Rutgers University last month, helped guide Bishop Loughlin to the CHSAA Class AA intersectional final for the second time in three years where the Lions again lost to Christ the King.
With both in the fold again this winter, Loughlin will again be considered one of the city’s elite teams.
“He’s a very humble young man who has grown and matured tremendously,” Bishop Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez said. “Not much rattles him. He does what he has to do in practice, he works hard and he just wants to play the game the right way.”