Pack Offers Carter

LAS VEGAS -- One of the breakout performers during the July live evaluation period has been Mississippi native and 6-foot-3 guard Tyson Carter. Running with MBA Hoops during the summer, Carter has put up some big numbers and added new scholarships offers, including a recent one from N.C. State.

One of the breakout performers during the July live evaluation period has been Mississippi native and 6-foot-3 guard Tyson Carter. Running with MBA Hoops during the summer, Carter has put up some big numbers and added new scholarships offers, including a recent one from N.C. State.

The Wolfpack have begun to pick up the heat a bit on Carter as members of the coaching staff watched his games during the week at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships.

"I think they're pretty good," Carter said of N.C. State. "They actually started recruiting me a little bit in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago and they offered me this week."

After a strong showing at the NY2LA Summer Jam in Wisconsin during the second week of July, Carter has kept his momentum rolling in Las Vegas with some big scoring outings. After only averaging 11.9 points per game on 34 percent shooting during the month of April in the adidas Gauntlet, Carter averaged 22.8 points, 3.6 assists and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.

"I think I've played pretty good. Better than I expected," Carter said.

Carter told Pack Pride that he's received scholarship offers from Arizona State, Florida Gulf Coast, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Murray State, Rhode Island, South Alabama and UNLV. With the recent surge of scholarship offers and recruiting attention, Carter is just trying to take it all in before he figure out his next step.

"I don't really know [my next move], they're all on me hard," Carter said of the recruiting process.

One of the big questions surrounding Carter is which guard spot he'll play at the next level. While the Mississippi native has shown a penchant for scoring this summer, he's also shown the ability to play point guard.

"They say different things, some of them say shooting guard, some of them say point guard," Carter said of the coaches speaking to him. "I don't know [which position I'll play] yet. Whichever one I'm better at."

Carter told Pack Pride that he'll likely set up some official visits during the month of August and he'd like to take a trip to see Iowa State and Miami. While those two schools have a leg up with a potential early visit, it's still very early in the process for Carter and he has no favorites at the moment. He's hoping to find a program that has a style of play that suits his game.

"Just the place where I can be most successful," Carter said. "They do a lot of things that fit me. Pick-and-roll; I can make a lot of plays off the pick-and-roll and running in transition."

Currently an unranked national prospect by Scout.com, that could change when the new rankings come out as Carter has been one of the most lethal backcourt scorers on the high school circuit this July.


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