LIU Brooklyn gets a third player commitment for ’13-’14
This morning, Adam Zagoria of zagsblog.com tweeted out this:
6-8 F Chris Carter of Wake Tech Junior College (NC) has signed with LIU—
Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 20, 2012
Chris Carter is currently attending Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wake Tech CC plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II. Carter is either a 6’7″ or 6’8″ (depending on who you get you information from) redshirt sophomore forward who is currently averaging 10.6 ppg in his team’s first seven games of this season. He has started in all seven games and playing over 22 minutes a game. He is currently shooting 50% from the field (35-70) and 20% from three (1-5). He’s also averaging 4.3 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per game. His team has started out the season 5-2.
Here is YouTube video of his recruiting reel:
He shows some impressive skills in his highlight reel. Obviously at 6’7″/6’8″, he can get up and finish. He runs the court well and looks like he can finish around the basket. He shows a few nice low post moves. He shows some nice handle for a player 6’8″. There is a one highlight where he rebounds the ball, dribbles, split a double-team by going behind-the-back and cuts through the double-team. He also shows some nice passing skills for a big man. Looks like he is comfortable running up and down which is very important coming into the LIU Brooklyn offense next season.
Ironically, according to rivals.com on Yahoo!, Carter received an offer from former LIU Brooklyn head coach and current Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry and visited Duquesne on September 28th. According to sources, he visited LIU Brooklyn on an official visit Sunday and Monday and gave his verbal commitment to the school last night. He is expected to sign with LIU Brooklyn before heading back to Raleigh today.
Chris Carter becomes the third LIU Brooklyn player committed to the Blackbirds for next season and is expected for him to be the the second to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI). He will have two years of eligibility remaining to play for the Blackbirds. Nura Zanna signed on the first day of the early signing period last week and Jahmal Lane committed last week but will wait until the regular signing period this spring to sign his NLI. LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff still have three remaining scholarships to offer for next season.
Congratulations to Chris Carter and welcome to LIU Brooklyn!