Carmichael worthy of heavy interest

Sometimes, a player feels like he simply has to make his move. Carmichael believed his ultimate basketball opportunities lay south, and thus he packed his bags for the 2013-14 season.

David Carmichael didn't want to take a risk. He didn't want to play in obscurity, and he viewed his time in Lancaster, Pa., as having reached its logical end. A listed junior last season, he moved to Carrboro (N.C.) Pace Academy for this season and is now among the Class of 2015.

Pardon the confusion, but though he's attending Pace, Carmichael actually will suit up and compete for Durham (N.C.) Bull City Prep. His squad will compete against stout opposition this season, including Hargrave Military Academy. Thus, Carmichael will receive ample exposure while getting tested by some of the nation's best.

For his part, his recruitment remains in its fledgling stages. The slender forward boasts impressive face-up ability — including a smooth jump shot and some driving ability (to his right) — but must prove he can play at distance on a consistent basis. At 6-7, 190 pounds, his future must include some perimeter ability if he hopes to attract major offers.

He appears to be on a solid path, however, and already some solid programs — including one AAC club — are giving chase.

"My list is Cincinnati, Old Dominion and Eastern Kentucky," Carmichael said. "ODU has offered and has a lot of interest in me."

Carmichael previously competed for a lesser known travel team outfit in Pennsylvania, but he'll be making a change for the 2014 travel circuit.

"This year, I'm going to run play with Team Loaded," he said. "I think that will be a great situation and I'm looking forward to getting my name out there more."

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