Posted On: 02/16/17 9:00 AM
Bishop McManus shooting guard Emir Carter has been enjoying a strong junior season with the Kings, and is hoping to carry that momentum into his 17U offseason.
The 6-foot-2 2018 says he’ll play with New Orleans Wolves this spring, and his main objective is to pick up some scholarship options.
“I’m hoping to make a statement, and hopefully I’ll get some looks this summer,” said Carter. “And I’m hoping to get some offers on the table; that way my senior season I already have some options in mind.”
There have been at least two programs which have identified Carter as a potential prospect, but it’s very initial interest so far.
“Tulane sent me some mail a couple days ago, and Bellhaven sent me something,” said Carter.
After spending his underclassmen seasons learning to hone his leadership skills, Carter says this season he’s stepped into that leader role for the Kings.
“This season I really stepped into a leadership role,” said Carter. “And my skills would be mid-range; I really developed that once I got to high school. And I can attack the hole and take contact pretty easy,” said Carter.
He’s averaging 13.6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game as a junior, and has spent his junior season sharpening his scoring skills and leadership ability.
“My role is to be the vocal leader on the court, and to score,” said Carter. “I need to score and stay out of foul trouble; my team needs me to score in order to keep us in the game.”