Big Man Robert Carter Still Wide Open

Each summer at least one high school hoopster makes his mark on the AAU circuit and is discovered by coaches near and far. This summer that recruit is Robert Carter, a 6-8 ½, 247 pound power forward for the Atlanta Xpress, from Thomasville (GA) High School. The rising senior is currently ranked as the second best power forward by Scout.com.

Robert Carter's performance on the AAU circuit has resulted in schools around the country calling him with scholarship offers. "My most recent offers are from North Carolina State and Oklahoma State."

There have been so many schools contacting Robert that he has not been able to keep up with every one of them. "I'm not sure how many. There have been a lot with many coming from the ACC and SEC."

The in-state schools have been part of the interest in Carter. "I have offers from Georgia and Georgia Tech." Carter has been talking to Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory and assistant coach Chad Dollar. "I knew Coach Dollar a little bit before he came to Georgia Tech."

Aside from his busy AAU and elite camp schedule, Carter has found time to make several unofficial visits to schools showing interest in him. "I have been to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Maryland lately."

The trip to Atlanta to visit the Georgia Tech campus was a good one for Carter. "I liked it. I like the coaches and their practice facility."

When he's making these visits, Carter is looking for a school where he's comfortable and a school where he'll have a chance to play early so that he can develop to play at the next level.

Carter's decision on which school he'll attend may not happen soon. "I'll probably decide during my basketball season or, maybe even late summer. I don't know." Right now Carter is wide open and is not ready to name any favorites.

Robert will rely on his parents and his AAU coach in making his decision. Qualifying academically will not be a problem for Robert. "I have all A's and B's."

Next up for Carter will be the Peach Jam or possibly the Peach State. His confidence has continued to grow with each tournament. "I hope so. I still have work to do to get better though."


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