Carter talks recruiting, takes visit

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Traci Carter, a four-star point guard out of New Jersey, was among the talented recruits that participated in the Bluegrass Showcase this past weekend.

Traci Carter, who tore his meniscus in the spring, was cleared to get back on the court a month ago. This past weekend Carter, a standout at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy, played in his first big event of the season.

“Slowly, but surely I’m definitely getting it,” Carter said following his second game in the Bluegrass Showcase.

The 6-foot guard was up and down through two games – which isn’t a surprise due to just coming back -- but his talent was evident. Carter is quick, tough, a good passer and a threat to make long-range jumpers.

Carter, who claims he is at 95-percent, said the toughest adjustment has been getting back in game shape. When he’s at his best, Carter describes himself as a true lead guard.

“I’m a great pass first point guard, a shooter and a relentless defender,” Carter said.

There’s a lack of available point guards in the 2015 class, so it’s no surprise that Carter, a four-star prospect, has received recent college interest from California, Florida State, Louisville, Manhattan, Memphis, Providence and St. John’s.

“I’m wide open still,” Carter said. “I just want to continue to see how it goes and see which school is the best fit for me.”

What will factor the most into Carter’s decision-making when he’s ready to pick a school?

“Definitely the style of the schools play,” he said. “If they have the right players around me and I would like to make an immediate impact.”

After playing in the Bluegrass Showcase on Friday and Saturday, Carter traveled with his team to Louisville on Sunday to prepare for a game there on Monday. While in town, Carter took an unofficial visit to Louisville’s campus.

"I love it," he said about Louisville. "It was very nice. Looking forward to coming back."

"I was very impressed with how it was and how coach Rick [Pitino] runs everything," Carter added.

Carter told Scout that he would also like to take a visit to St. John’s. He said he is impressed with their coaching staff.

“It’s in the biggest media capital of the world in New York City,” Carter said. “Their coach should be a Hall of Fame coach in the future. He has coached many people at UCLA. They have three assistants that have coached in the NBA.”

Carter, who ranks No. 94 overall and as the No. 17 point guard in the 2015 class, said he plans to wait until after his senior season to make his college choice.


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