2016 Guard Tyson Carter Update

Starkville High School/MBA Hoops 17U combo guard Tyson Carter, who played in last weekend's Adidas Memorial Day Clasic in New Orleans, LA, has really improved his offensive game since last season. He talks about that improvement and also provides an update on his recruitment.

  • Name: Tyson Carter
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Starkville (MS) High School
  • AAU Team: MBA Hoops 17U
  • Position: Point Guard
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-4, 155
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Arkansas, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Murray State, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech, Texas, Troy

  • Carter, in the Adidas Memorial Day Classic held in the New Orleans area this past weekend, showed how much he has improved his offensive game with a 20+ point outburst against the LA Roundballers in their first game of the tournament. He explained the reason for the improvement.

    "It is due to a lot of practice after the season was over with," said Carter. "I got a chance to work hard and try to get my shot right."

    He gives credit to his new AAU team, MBA Hoops, for helping him with the improvement as well.

    "I started playing for MBA Hoops this spring, at the end of March," said Carter. "It has helped me a lot because we go to a lot of places and go against a lot of elite competition from all around the country."

    With Callaway High School point guard Decardo Day on the same team with him that has allowed Carter, who plays point guard for his high school team, to play more two guard. That has allowed him to shoot the ball more.

    "I'm playing a little bit of both (the two guard and point guard)," said Carter. "Going against this type competition and scoring (so much) has given me even more confidence that my shot will go in."

    Recruiting-wise, Carter has several colleges showing interest.

    "Murray State, Troy, South Alabama, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Texas and Arkansas are interested in me," he said.

    He hopes to take a couple of unofficial visits soon.

    "I have thought about taking an unofficial visit to Murray State and Middle Tennessee State," said Carter.

    Another school that continues to evaluate him is Mississippi State. He believes new head coach Ben Howland will do well at Mississippi State.

    "I think Coach Howland will do a good job there and get them back to being a great program," said Carter.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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