Doral Academy Division I prospect Devin Carter will undergo labrum surgery on Tuesday, his mother Cassie Carter confirmed in a phone call.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, one of the Sunshine State’s top 2020 prospects, suffered the injury back on Jan. 20 while fighting for a rebound during an 81-73 loss to Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian at the MLK Classic at Chaminade-Madonna.
The labrum is a piece of fibrocartilage (rubbery tissue) attached to the rim of the shoulder socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place.
I was in Hollywood for that game and Tweeted:
#DevinCarter (kingcarter2225), already playing sick, just came over to the sideline at a timeout and said, “My shoulder popped.” It happened on the defensive end with about 6 minutes left 3Q. Staying in the game. Has 22 points.
Carter would prove just how tough he is by staying on the floor the entire game. He finished with 34 points. Calvary Christian 2021 guard Noah Tovar said of Carter: “He’s good. He can shoot it, put it on the floor, go to the basket, great handling the rock. He is definitely a tough player to guard.”
Doral had been sitting at 12-2 — fresh off an impressive victory over East Lake at the Keller Classic — going into that MLK game. Since then, the Firebirds have gone just 4-3 without Carter heading into the high school postseason this week.
Carter, the son of Miami Heat assistant coach Anthony Carter, was averaging 29.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals as a senior.
He was the Class 7A Player of the Year as a junior in his first season playing in South Florida.
Carter holds double-digit scholarship offers, including Cal, College of Charleston, DePaul, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Georgia Tech, Richmond, South Carolina and VCU.
Dr. Selesnick will be performing the operation. Carter’s recovery is expected to take six months.
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