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Posted On: 11/23/17 10:35 AM
Currently checking in as Idaho’s 25th-ranked 2019, Carter Fletcher could have big things coming season at Emmett.
The 6-foot-4 wing starred with the JV last season, and is ready to make his mark with the varsity. It’s his versatility that could make him one of the state’s breakout players this winter.
“My coach is always putting me at the two through the five, and I can post up guys easily and I can go out and shoot when I need to,” said Fletcher. “One of the things I need to work on most is probably ball-handling.”
This spring and summer, rather than play on the 16U circuit, Fletcher was working out with a trainer and attended camps and showcases.
“I’d say my shooting definitely improved, and my court-vision, that’s another thing I improved on a lot,” said Fletcher. “Also, my athleticism, I’ve been in the weight-room and it’s helped me out a lot.”
Last season, while starring with the JV, Fletcher was able to gain some nice experience. Now, he has lofty goals for himself as he heads into his first varsity season.
“Varsity is a little bit quicker than the JV game, but I feel with my skill-set, I’ll be able to keep up with varsity,” he said.
“Some of the expectations I have is to average at least 15 points, seven or eight rebounds and five assists.”
As for his recruitment, it’s starting to pick up a bit for the good-sized wing. And playing next summer with Idaho Select 17U will certainly help with that process.
“I have College of Idaho, NNU, Blue Mountain Community College and a couple other schools showing some interest. They’ve texted and called and have told me they’re going to come watch me and things like that,” said Fletcher.
“I definitely want to get noticed by some D1 schools, and maybe D2.”