Thanks to Torrance (Calif.) West's Terrell Carter, the center depth chart out west has received a bit of a shot in the arm.
Scout.com got its first look at Carter during his sophomore season, and he was a 6-foot-5 center who showed promise. Since that time, Carter has grown three inches and is now 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds.
Carter is more than just a big body, as the junior has soft hands, knows how to use his size to his advantage in the paint, showed a right hook shot, can get to the line, rebounds well, plays hard and is a capable passer out of the post.
He'll be asked to slim down in college, but he has two years to go before he gets there so that isn't much of a red flag at this point.
The emerging center is happy with his post game and is working hard to improve as a player.
"I do a good job with my back to the basket and my post moves," Carter said. "I've been working on that most of the time. I'm trying to develop a midrange shot and I can work on my dribbling too."
Thus far, Carter says he's only received questionnaires and isn't currently getting any serious recruiting attention so he'll be happy with any college that shows interest.
"I'll take what I can get," he said.
While Carter hasn't received much recruiting interest to date, that will definitely change and when schools start calling, he'll be hoping to go to a place that will help him improve.
"I'd like a good coach, someone that can push me to be better," Carter said.