Charleston Southern Strikes Twice

Charleston Southern picked up a pair of commitments in the last week, including Charlotte Christian standout Omar Carter.

Barclay Radebaugh's Charleston Southern program recently added a pair of key recruits from their region.

Omar Carter, a 6-foot-5 do-it-all prospect, picked Charleston Southern after hearing from a number of programs in his area.

"He really liked the coaches and he had a great time on his visit and liked the players immediately," Charlotte Christian coach Shonn Brown said. "He said that it felt like home."

"They've been recruiting me for 3 years," Carter said. "When I went down there I saw the environment was comfortable. For me, I wanted to feel at home. If I get hurt, they'll take care of me. Charleston Southern has players and they're determined to win."

Carter had a standout senior season for a talented Charlotte Christian team. Whether he played on the inside or perimeter, Carter contributed. Blessed with a strong frame, he's a multi-positional prospect who should settle into a defined role at CSU.

"Omar will be a small forward that can bring out big men and exploit them on the perimeter and post up guys also," Brown said.

In addition to Carter, the Buccaneers will welcome a new point guard. Georgia native Tovi Bailey, who ran with the talented Worldwide Renegades last summer, has committed to play for Radebaugh.

Bailey was a four-year starter at Villa Rica High. As a senior he accounted for 24 points and 4 dimes. Georgia State, Jacksonville and Appalachian State showed interest in Bailey.

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