University of Miami Athletics

AJ Casey






221 lbs.




Chicago, Ill.

High School

Whitney Young





AJ Casey - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Freshman (2022-23): Competed in 29 games, the most among Miami freshmen … Compiled a total of 27 points, 30 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and one steal, while playing 6.4 minutes per outing … Twice co-led Miami in blocked shots … Debuted against UNC Greensboro (11/11) … Connected on both his field goals, including his lone 3-point make of the season, to record five points against Florida A&M (11/15) … Hit his first two collegiate free-throw attempts against Providence (11/19) in Uncasville, Conn. … Set or tied season highs in rebounds (four), assists (one), blocks (two) and free-throw attempts (four) in 10 minutes against St. Francis Brooklyn (11/23), scoring two points … Played a co-season-best 15 minutes and made his lone shot at UCF (11/27) … Logged a season-high six points on 3-of-4 shooting, setting a season best in makes and a co-season-high in attempts, at Louisville (12/4) in his first ACC action, adding a co-season-best four rebounds and a block … Played 13 minutes in the win over sixth-ranked Virginia (12/20), logging two boards and a blocked shot … Collected three rebounds in 10 minutes at Notre Dame (12/30) … Scored four points at Duke (1/21), hitting his lone field goal and both his free throws … Grabbed three rebounds in the win at No. 20/19 Clemson (2/4) … Played a season-high-tying 15 minutes versus No. 21 Duke (3/10) in the ACC Tournament semifinals, finishing with two points, one assist and his first steal … Appeared in the NCAA Tournament wins over No. 21/19 Indiana (3/19) and No. 5/7 Texas (3/26), as well as the Final Four contest against No. 10/12 Connecticut (4/1).

High School: Graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School … Consensus four-star recruit … Tabbed the premier recruit in Illinois by Rivals, as well as third-best by ESPN and fourth-best by 247Sports … Ranked No. 50 in the country by Rivals and No. 55 by ESPN, both placing him sixth among power forwards … Finished No. 73 in the 247Sports Composite rankings, good for No. 12 among power forwards … McDonald’s All-American Game nominee … Four-time all-state pick, three-time Chicago Sun Times All-Area designee and two-year team captain … Put up 19.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior … Unanimous first team all-state selection … Named to the City of Palms First Team and the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions First Team … Guided his team to a 25-10 record, a city title, a conference crown and a state finals berth … Averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior … Led his team to a 15-1 record and a league title … Attended Tinley Park High School as a sophomore and eclipsed the career 1,000-point mark … Played at Simeon Career Academy as a freshman, earning MaxPreps Freshman All-America Honorable Mention status … Attended four USA Basketball camps: Oct. 2018 Junior National Team (Colorado Springs, Colo.), April 2019 Junior National Team (Minneapolis), May 2019 U16 National Team (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and July 2019 Junior National Team (Colorado Springs) … Helped Meanstreets reach the 2021 Nike EYBL Peach Jam semifinals … Four-year high school honor roll student graduated with a 3.6 GPA … Notable Whitney Young graduates include Missouri head basketball coach Dennis Gates, 1991 No. 1 NFL Draft pick Russell Maryland (Miami alumnus), former First Lady Michelle Obama, 2015 top-three NBA Draft pick Jahlil Okafor, 13-year NBA player Quentin Richardson and actor Craig Robinson.

Personal: Full name is Andre Thomas Casey Jr. … Goes by AJ … Born Jan. 26, 2004 … Parents are Andre Casey Sr., and Chermere Lanier-Casey … Has a younger brother, A’mere … Majoring in undeclared communication with an undeclared track … Favorite athlete is LeBron James because of how he carries himself, his work ethic and the things he does both on and off the court … Best sports memory is winning the city championship as a senior … Played football in middle school … Committed to Miami over DePaul, Gonzaga, Memphis, Michigan and Ohio State, among many others … Chose Miami because he felt it was the best fit.