2017 Intro: David Caraher

Last season as a freshman at Chapel Hill (N.C.) High, David Caraher emerged as a prolific and confident performer whose success belied his years.

A 6-5, 195-pound wing, David Caraher enters his sophomore campaign with lofty expectations and the means to fulfill them. He put his name on the map as a freshman and now seeks to expand his territory.

Caraher is a very skilled and intelligent young player. He’s highly coordinated ballhandler and an exceptional passer who runs the break with alacrity. His penchant for showmanship has won him fans and some critics among the state’s hoops observers, but no one can deny his talent or his self-belief.

Albeit far from physically mature, Caraher possesses the kind of frame that will enable him to gain muscle rapidly. Along with that, he always has played up in age — both in high school and on the travel circuit — and is accumulating experience versus stronger, more actualized opponents.

With three years of high school to play, he’s taking on a transformation that will benefit his long-term goals.

”I’m transitioning (fully) to the wing and am trying to stay in the weightroom,” Caraher said. “I’m also going to be playing on the EYBL with Team United.”

He’s also undertaking a strong early recruitment. Wake Forest — which he visited for Midnight Madness — Virginia, Charlotte, Davidson, Wofford and Radford all are involved, with others very likely to enter the race over the next year.

Given that he’s set to embark on the national trail next year, his time as regional prospect-only could be drawing to a close. Regardless, his degree of interest at this stage suggests multiple scholarship offers going forward. If any one thing is clear, it’s that he won’t be daunted at any point along the way.

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