On Wednesday, Desrosiers picked Wake Forest.
"When he walked in the door as a freshman you see this thin 6-6 kid and you think he has a chance," Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic coach Rick Nault said. "You hope he makes a jump for the following season and he made bigger ones than expected. He made big jumps year to year. Through it all, he never changed one bit."
"As late as yesterday afternoon it was a toss up between Arizona State and Wake Forest," Nault said. "Coach Gaudio made the last home visit."
As a junior, Carson averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks.
In the end, it was an extremely tough call for Desrosiers, at least from Nault's perspective. Wake Forest had its advantages. "I think, if you ask Carson, I think it would be the focus on academics and quality of school that Wake Forest is played a factor. Wake's a smaller school and he can come back to Boston once a year."