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Posted On: 10/4/17 6:00 AM
For Hidden Gems Black this summer, Jaedyn Carter (2018) was always that 6’0” point guard who was flying around the court and disrupting the other team’s offensive flow. Unfortunately, Carter suffered a broken ankle on Mother’s Day and wasn’t able to showcase his talents throughout the entire grassroots season.
“I broke my ankle at Mount Vernon on Mother’s Day … I got cleared last Thursday. So I’m feeling good now,” Carter told Prep Hoops.
With Carter’s style of play, we were curious to know if his extremely energetic approach has taken a hit since the injury.
“At first, it bothered me. I didn’t know how I was going to comeback, if I was going to play at the same speed. But, now that I’m back in the gym, I feel a lot better … It’s pushing me harder to be better as a basketball player,” Carter said.
During that recovery period, Carter has also been adjusting to a new high school program at Columbus South, after transferring from Thomas Worthington. Carter is entering a team that won the Columbus City League last season.
“I’m really happy with the team and how we’re looking.”
Recruitment wise, Carter has maintained a strong relationship with three college programs particularly.
“Saint Leo University is interested in me. Urbana is interested in me. Earlham College is interested in me, as well,” Carter said.
Carter has been on a visit to all three of those schools mentioned.
It should also be noted that his older brother, Christian Carter, is a freshman in the Saint Leo program. Christian has taught Jaedyn a lot about the recruitment process.
“I just learned a lot, to play my game and don’t do stuff in front of the coaches that you don’t normally do. Be respectful and always maintain relationship with coaches,” Carter said.
He also mentioned that he “would love” to play with Christian at Saint Leo. However, he’s not dead-set on any one program whatsoever.
“Just a good fit. I’m not really picky about where I go. Just as long as I like the school and the school is good to me,” Carter said.
It’ll be interesting to see Carter mesh with the new team in a new conference in Central Ohio. With him coming off an injury, the senior season could be crucial for his recruitment.
Carter currently carries a 3.0 GPA and score of 20 on the ACT, which he will look to improve on October 22.