Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tubby Offers JUCO Forward

A slew of night meetings has kept me unusually busy this week, and I didn't notice until now that Tubby Smith offered a JUCO forward from Missouri State West Plains Community College.

Paul Carter, according to Rivals, is a 6-8 190 pound slasher type with the ability to play outside the perimiter. According to reports Carter has long-and-lean type that I gather would project as a small forward. Depending on how he does academically, it's possible, according to Rivals, that Carter, a 2008 recruit, could have three years of eligibility.

My searches aroudn the Internets didn't produce a whole lot more information on Carter. If anyone has more info, do drop me a line.

As far as the Class of 2008 goes, Tubby has already landed Rivals 3-star point guard Nathen Garth and has offered six others.

I'm of the belief that Tubby should use his 2008 class to set the program up for success. His 2009 class could be the make or break class of his tenure when he has a chance to bring two top-notch Minnesota prospects on board in Royce White and Rodney Williams. A solid 2008 class accompanied by those two Minnesota standouts would go a long way to putting the maroon and gold back into the upper echelon of the Big 10.