2006 Focus: Mitchell Carter

Mitchell Carter is one of those guys you have to watch closely. The 7-footer out of Milwaukee (Wisc.) has the size and the coach to help him get ready for the college game.

Jim Gosz has coached at Milwaukee King for the last 15 years. In those 15 seasons, he's won the state title 4 times and sent no less than 18 players to college and one to the NBA. Now, he's got one of the most publicized freshmen in the nation in the form of 5-foot-11 guard Korey Lucious.

And, he's got a 7-foot junior.

Mitchell Carter, a veteran of the camp and summer circuits, is King's center and he's a big one. He goes about 230 and the size is legit. Marquette and Iowa have already offered and Notre Dame dropped by to see him in the fall.

Now, Gosz will tell he's a work in progress but there is potential in that huge body.

"He's a kid that's going to take a while. He's doing all the little things. He was just never a basketball player until last year. He's a legit 7-foot with an NBA body. He's just got to understand the game. He's not a quick jumper but he's getting tons of looks [from colleges].

Carter runs with Wisconsin DTA in the summer and has made some all-star games at the ABCD Camp. Last season he averaged just 4 points, but in fairness to him was only a sophomore on a team that won the state title and started five guards.

"In two years, with some individual work, he's going to be a very solid player," Gosz said. "He's a good student and a great kid."

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