Dorvell Carter, of New York (N.Y.) Rice, gave new Marist coach Chuck Martin a verbal commitment Wednesday evening.
"Basically I've known Coach Martin since I was seven or eight," Carter said. "He coached my cousin at St. Raymond's, so I just felt comfortable with him."
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound forward recently took a trip to Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) to check out their campus and meet with coach Martin.
"I just went up there on Tuesday," he said. "It's a real nice campus and it's along the Hudson River so it's a very beautiful site. I met a couple of players on the team and I feel like I can help that team."
Carter played for one of the best AAU programs on the circuit last year. Although he didn't get a ton of burn for the Gauchos, he did step up on a big stage. In the semi-finals of the Main Event, Carter scored 25 points, including 18 straight.
"I felt like we were the best in the country," Carter said. "We had a lot of talent on that team, so people didn't really get to see me play, but I felt good playing with them because of Coach Book, he helped guide me. It just felt good."
Carter, who averaged 11 points and seven rebounds a game during his senior season, said he's expecting to play in an up and down system at Marist and is hoping to mirror the play of one of the nations best players last year.
Carter picked Marist over strong interest from LIU, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris and Stony Brook.