While with the Yellow Jackets, he had 12 double-digit rebound games in his career, five as a freshman and seven as a sophomore. He scored in double digits 15 times as a sophomore, and 29 times total while with Tech, and started 44 straight games. Carter Jr. had become one of the more dominant interior players in the ACC before injuring his knee at Charlotte, North Carolina. (courtesy of ramblinwreck.com)
The 6-foot-8, 247 pound sophomore forward has scheduled visit’s with South Carolina, Maryland, and possibly Kansas. He’s already visited St. John’s, which seems to be the school he’s enjoyed visiting most. He was highly intrigued to play at Madison Square Garden because one, it’s the garden, and two, he’s looking to play in a big market to help make a name for himself.
Carter Jr. has aspirations to play in the NBA (like most college basketball players do) and is looking to land in the best possible situation to do so.
Well, I’d say KU would give him a good shot at the NBA.
Since 1957, the Kansas basketball program has produced 71 NBA draft selections but only one (Danny Manning, 1988) has been selected with the very first pick. Statsheet.com has a complete list of every draft selection in KU basketball history.
He’s interested in South Carolina because of his relationship with head coach, Frank Martin. The two met while Carter Jr. was a part of USA Basketball and he has a ton of respect for coach Martin.
Carter Jr. is interested in Maryland because they have the 8th ranked recruiting class for next season which includes his good friend and former high school teammate, Trayvon Reed.
There really isn’t any news reported on why Carter Jr. is interested in KU but one could assume it’s just because they’re Kansas. They’re a top tier program with one of the best head coaches in all of college basketball.
Carter Jr. is expected to make his announcement towards the end of next month. We’ll make sure to keep you updated on all the latest concerning this story.
Be sure to check out KC Kingdom throughout the day for news on the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, Tigers, Wildcats, and Jayhawks.