Big Man on Campus: Parenting Vernon Carey Jr.

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By Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler, Tracy Chutorian Semler, and Eric Semler. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

At 6’10”, 270 lbs., Duke freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. is more than just a chip off his offensive lineman dad’s block. Born when his mom and dad were teens but surrounded by caring family, Vernon Jr. and his parents grew up together. His parents’ fortunes changed when dad became a star for the Miami Hurricanes and later for the Dolphins. They taught him “Do it right, or don’t do it at all.” Listen to his parents’ story of raising the player who runs to his baby sister before autograph seekers, and who Coach K hails for his super-special poise and “more-than-a-big-man” skills on the court.

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