University of Miami Athletics

AJ Casey






221 lbs.




Chicago, Ill.

High School

Whitney Young





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

2023-24 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in 24 games for the Hurricanes, averaging 9.5 minutes per contest
  • Averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds on 39.1 percent shooting in 2023-24
  • Tied for second among bench players in rebounding (2.0)
  • Tied his career high in scoring (eight) against Stonehill and rebounding (seven) against La Salle
  • Set a new career high in assists with two against Clemson (1/3/24)
  • Recorded a bucket in 11 of 24 games played
2022-23 (Freshman)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Finished No. 73 in the 247Sports Composite rankings (No. 12 among power forwards)
    • 50 in the country by Rivals (No. 1 in Illinois and sixth among power forwards)
    • 55 by ESPN (No. 3 in Illinois and sixth among power forwards)
  • McDonald’s All-American Game nominee
  • Four-time all-state pick, three-time Chicago Sun TimesAll-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 after guiding his team to a 25-10 record, a city title, a conference crown and a state finals berth
  • Named to the City of Palms First Team and the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions First Team
  • Averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior, leading 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
  • Full name is Andre Thomas Casey, Jr.
  • 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
  • Committed to Miami over DePaul, Gonzaga, Memphis, Michigan and Ohio State, among others