Carter on Rise

Myles Carter brings an impressive combination of size and skill to the court of which colleges are taking notice. The Chicago sophomore talks about his first scholarship offer and others schools from which he's hearing in this update.

Myles Carter's love of math draws strange looks from friends, who'd rather be playing X-Box than adding up numbers.

Carter has a plan however. He's looking to the future as a business major in college.

"I feel like what (Miami Heat guard) Ray Allen does, he handles his own money, that's important," Carter said. "Why pay someone else to do what you can do yourself?"

Carter, a sophomore, likely won't have to worry about money for college. The Chicago St. Rita forward reports a scholarship offer from Providence with other schools in pursuit of him.

"Recruiting is going really good right now," the 6-foot-8, 220-pound Carter said. "Things are picking up with a lot of schools right now."

Illinois visited him at the beginning of the week, he said, and Arizona, DePaul and Virginia Tech have been in consistent contact. Iowa scouted his game with the Illinois Celtics at a Pittsburgh AAU tournament last weekend.

"I saw the coach (assistant Andrew Francis)," Carter said. "He's a really good guy. My AAU coach said that he was really looking at me and that he was going to be coming to one of my open gyms sometime soon."

Carter is familiarizing himself with the Hawkeyes.

"I really don't know a lot about them," he said. "I did see them on TV a few times."

Carter is an athletic power forward who excels in transition, which would make him a good fit for Iowa's up-tempo system.

"I like to run and get out on the floor," he said. "I like speed and intensity. I get a lot of dunks from running the floor hard."

Carter has been playing the two forward spots and center for the Celtics. He said he's comfortable guarding those positions and the backcourt.

"I'm big on defense," he said. "I like to block shots. I also feel like I can guard anybody on the court."

Carter feels comfortable with his post-up game but is working to extend his jump shot farther out on the floor. He wants to convince scouts this AAU season that he's relentless.

"I need to show that I play hard throughout the whole game," Carter said. "I don't take any plays off. And I'll play whatever position the college needs me to play, 1-5."

Carter has unofficially visited DePaul. He and his father have talked about summer campus visits and should have them set up by June, he said.

"I want to make a decision before the start of my senior year so I can get it out of the way and focus on basketball," Carter said.

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