Tuesday evening the 5-foot-11 speedy guard received his release from LMU and officially opened up his recruitment.
"When I committed I wanted to play for those coaches," Cartwright told Scout.com." I asked for the release and they told me they would give me a full release."
Prior to committing to LMU in mid-November, Cartwright had narrowed his list to the Lions and Grand Canyon.
Cartwright is quick and loves to push the tempo and play in transition. He's a good passer with quality vision and is comfortable making mid-range jump shots.
Cartwright cited initial interest from Providence.
"I'll probably make a quicker decision this time," Cartwright said. "I'll take a couple weeks and see who recruits me and make a decision."
"I most likely want to get away," he added. "I just want to leave."
Cartwright is regarded as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.
Evan Daniels also contributed to this report