"There were several scouts there, including Tubby Smith and his coaching staff," Carter said. "They saw me play three or four games and immediately after the camp they showed a lot of interest and they contacted me, but a lot of other schools did also."
On Wednesday, Carter accepted one of those scholarship offers. The Missouri State University-West Plains CC product is headed to the University of Minnesota.
"Coach Smith came in when he was allowed to come in during the recruiting time and talked to me for a brief second," he said. "They sent me a lot of mail and I always grew up a Tubby Smith fan at Kentucky, so I thought he'd be a good guy to play for."
"Actually meeting Coach Smith, I realized he's not just a great coach, but also a great person. Just talking to him, and finding out what kind of man he is and being around him he's just a true role model and a true example as a coach."
Carter, who made his commitment without ever visiting Minnesota, will play his first year of Junior College ball this year, as he red-shirted last season at Missouri State University-West Plains.