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 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.