Naz Carter (Nike/Jon Lopez)

Former Archie Miller commit looking at move to Class of 2018

Despite a productive couple of weekends of Nike EYBL play, former Dayton commit Nahziah Carter is thinking his best move is to head to prep school, a decision that would push him into the Class of 2018.

When 6-foot-5 wing forward Nahziah Carter visited Dayton last November, it didn't take long for the Rochester (Bishop Kearney), New York player to be convinced that Archie Miller was the coach he wanted to play for in college.

"He's really into the game," Carter said to on Sunday. "When I visited for the opening game, he was on every little thing. And he holds everybody accountable."

Carter committed soon after to the Flyers. But when Miller left in late March to take the Indiana job, he became a free agent once again.

As a senior at Bishop Kearney, Carter was named all-state after averaging 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game.

After Miller left for Indiana the Rochester native immediately thought about postponing college and moving into the Class of 2018.

"When I decommitted from Dayton, everything just happened too fast to just pick another school," Carter said.

On Sunday he seemed convinced that was the right move.

"I am going to prep school," Carter said.

He already has a leader if he does go through with that plan of action.

"Most likely Northfield Mount Hermon," Carter said.

This spring Carter has been on display for college coaches, playing Nike EYBL with The City Rocks. It was a tale of two weekends for him and the team. In Hampton he averaged 15.5 points per game and The City Rocks were 4-0. This past weekend in Indiana he dipped to 10.3 points a game and the team went 0-4. 

"Team wise we just have to get back to what we were doing the first session," Carter said. "We're missing a really good player -- Buddy Boeheim. Once we get him back, we'll bounce back."

Carter scored in double figures in all but his final game this past Sunday.

He still stays in contact with Miller.

"I have heard a lot from them but they don't have any more scholarships for 2017, which is probably good if I go to prep school for 2018," Carter said. 

He has plenty of options as his April play has brought on reported scholarship offers from St. John's, Washington, Georgetown, Boston College and UMass.

Scouting Report

Evan Daniels is's Director of Basketball Recruiting and he made the following comments about Carter following the first weekend of EYBL action last month:

"Carter is a long, athletic slasher that gets to the rim, is efficient on offense and has potential on the defensive end."

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