Doral Academy guard Devin Carter, one of the Sunshine State’s top 2020s, has yet to cut things down recruiting-wise.
Tuesday night, the 6-foot-4 Carter poured in 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting during a 60-53 victory over Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy. Carter is the son of Miami Heat assistant coach Anthony Carter and is in just his second year at Doral (8-2) after moving from Colorado.
As a junior, he was named the state’s Class 7A Player of the Year. This year, Carter is averaging 30.6 points and 9.9 rebounds after a stellar spring and summer on the adidas travel circuit with Team Knight.
FIU was his first scholarship offer. Since he has landed, College of Charleston, DePaul, East Carolina, FAU, Georgia Tech, Richmond, South Carolina and VCU.
Doral head coach Jorge Fernandez said Tuesday, “I’ve been saying it, I don’t think there’s a better player in town than him. He made a lot of plays. They were up in to him, now. He had to work hard.”
I talked with Devin after the game Tuesday to get an update:
Q: It’s your senior now. How do you assess where you guys are at?
A: I feel like we’re playing really good now, because at the beginning of the season it was a little shaky. Everybody was just starting to know each other. But I think we’re coming along really good.
Q: What’s the latest recruiting-wise? Anybody on you the hardest or who are you talking to?
A: Notre Dame just started talking to me and then UConn and then South Carolina. East Carolina just offered me.
Q: Notre Dame and the ones you mentioned first, have they offer yet or just talking?
A: One of the [Notre Dame] coaches — coach [Ryan] Humphrey — said he’s going to come down and see me practice and stuff.
Q: What factors are most important to you in picking a school?
A: Most important to me is wherever I feel like it’s a family environment to be at.
Q: Too early or do you have a favorite at this point?
A: I don’t have a favorite right now. I have to take visits.
Q: Do you have a timetable for a decision?
A: I plan to decide in March.
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