Four-star guard Tyson Carter has one visit left

Starkville (Miss.) High standout Tyson Carter enjoyed a terrific summer that catapulted him onto the national recruiting scene. Carter has his list at five schools and is gearing up to take his final official visit.

Four-star combination guard Tyson Carter has just one official visit remaining. Then he’ll work towards making his college choice and sign during the early period, according to MBA Hoops coach Omhar Carter.

“The plan is to narrow down his list and decide fairly quickly,” Carter told Scout. “Right now, he’s got Ohio State to visit, but he’s narrowed down his five to Miami, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Memphis and Ohio State.

Carter has taken official visits to Arizona State, Memphis, Miami and Mississippi State. Carter also took an unofficial visit to MSU over the weekend to hang out with AAU teammate Mario Kegler.

“He just came up with Mario,” Carter said. “They are real close. He lives in the area and just a couple of minutes from the school. He just came to see Mario and spend some time with him while he was in town because after this month they won’t see each other.”

With the familiarity on the court and the friendship off of it, Carter and Kegler have discussed potentially playing in college together.

“That is one of the things that could affect both of their decisions, if they were to decide to play together,” Carter said. “Tyson has grown. He measured in at 6-5. Mario likes Tyson’s ability to run the point guard and his skill set. If you’re a guy like Mario that plays the two and three and you can score, you love playing with Tyson.”

Both Carter and Kegler have their lists down to five schools, but Arizona State and Mississippi State are the only schools on both lists.

Just prior to Carter’s visit to MSU, he took his official visit to Miami and Carter said that went well.

“He said it was nice,” Carter said. “He loved Miami. He loved the coaching staff. He loved all of that. He really liked Miami.”

Carter was one of the breakout performers of July, as he went from unranked up to No. XX in Scout’s post-summer top 100. A versatile threat, Carter can play both on and off the ball and is a very good long-range threat.


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