Carlwell possesses a solid skill set, with back to the basket skills and tenacity on the glass and on the defensive end. He also has really developed his court awareness as a passer out of the low post.
Carlwell is a big get Bruce Weber's program and could be a springboard for a truly 2006 class for the folks in Champaign.
With Michigan State currently possessing a number of frontcourt players on their roster (Paul Davis, Drew Naymick, Marquise Gray, Delco Rowley, Goran Suton, Idong Ibok) Carlwell's decision is not surprising.
With the depth in the front court, the Spartans need for a big man is not all that great in 2006. Nevertheless, there are three top notch players they seek the services of; Indianapolis Lawrence North's 7'0" C Greg Oden, 6'7" Detroit Pershing PF Deshawn Sims and Flint Powers' 7'0" C Tom Herzog. All three players are Top 100 athletes that any program would find a spot for once they make their respective decisions.
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