Proviso East senior and SLU commit Keith Carter has been dynamite in his final campaign as a high schooler.
In the state semifinals, Carter went face-to-face with Fred van Vleet, a Wichita State signee.
Although the two didn't guard one another very often, I was told that when they did it was a very close matchup and that the two both attacked one another with varying success.
A source told me, that Carter "didn't stick out a ton, but played really smart". He spoke in length postgame about how much he likes SLU and really appreciates the fact that they play so well as a team.
My source also gave me more information about Carter's game.
"He did get to the cup pretty well and showed he could use both hands to finish at the basket. I can't remember him shooting a single jumper after missing a couple early, but he did hit a pair of clutch free throws when Proviso's lead was cut to seven."
A high major coach told me that if Jabari Parker didn't reside in Illinois, Carter would definitely be Mr. Basketball for the state, which is certainly high praise.
His ability to see the open floor has also been considered a positive attribute.
"[He had] pretty good handles but not exceptional," my source said. "He got trapped a couple times but it was not necessarily his fault due to bad passes from teammates. Went to both hands there too, showed off natural moves dribbling up the floor."
Carter and Proviso East will face off tonight against Chicago Simeon in the IHSA championship game.