Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In Better Recruiting News ....

The Gophers have received a verbal committment from JUCO forward Paul Carter, a 6'8" 190-pound swingman who is entering his freshman season at Missouri State West-Plains Community College. Provided he signs a letter of intetnt at some point, Carter will be a member of the Gophers' class of 2008.

That means Carter should have three years of eligibility.

Reports began to increase on Carter in recent weeks, as coaches began to take notice of his play at a recent summer camp in Tulsa, Okla. He also had interest from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oregon, among others, according to the Pioneer Press. The paper also quoted his coach comparing Carter to former Minnesota star Quincy Lewis.

Rivals quotes Carter's coach as saying Tubby Smith has compared Carter to former UK star Tayshaun Prince.

Seems to be a decent get for Tubby. Rivals indicates that Carter had offers from Charlotte, Wyoming and Baylor, and had received at least some interest from Oregon, Tulsa, Kansas State and Missouri State.

Carter is the second 2008 recruit for Tubby, joining Dallas point guard Nathen Garth.


Mark said...

I watched Quincy play when I was a student at the U. Getting someone like him would be a great addition for the Gophers.

PJS said...

I really enjoyed Quincy too. We can keep our fingers crossed that the comparisons are correct.