PA residents will be much more aware of the quality of competition Taran Buie will face this year, but in NYS, he faced quite a few major DI players, some likely to make the pros, e.g.
HS season, playoffs and HS OOC games.
'07/08 - Kevin Jones, WVU; Mike Coburn, Rutgers; Sherrod Wright, George Mason; Jordan Stevens, Holy Cross; Brett Marfurt, Colgate
Pascale, Colgate; Brandon Triche, Syracuse; Ben Cronin, Michigan; Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati;Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati; Padgett, Maryland, Kemba Walker, UConn; Durand Scott, Miami; Chris Fouch, Drexel.
’09- as Maginn didn’t make states, didn’t meet top talent in HS playoffs, but AAU opponents had kids off to Duke, Hairston; Pitt, Epps, and on and on. Of course some of his teammates, Regan, UVA; Harris, Tennessee; Tsafack, Memphis, had him with top players. I only saw 1 AAU tourney in person, then that 1 game on TV.
Saw most of his HS opponents multiple times. He’s right with them talent wise, better than some.
He should be ready to go next year at PSU, able to step right in, IMO.