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Posted On: 12/28/17 12:15 PM
Arcanum has been off to a strong start this season. With wins over Coldwater and Russia early on, the Trojans have proven to be a potential dark horse in their conference. Another bright note is the continued emergence of sophomore guard Carter Gray (2020). Averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds per game, Gray has been an offensive leader since the start of the season.
Injuries have been an issue early on as both starting PGs have fallen. As a result, Gray has been asked to run the offense at times. However, this is not an issue for the young guard who credits one of his greatest attributes to be doing whatever is necessary to help his team. Carter showed this against Coldwater.
“Last year when we played (Coldwater) we lost by 30 points, this year we won and I scored 33 points to help the team”.
One of the biggest challenges Carter has faced is trying to score against box-in-one and double teams. With the high scoring games comes tighter defensive schemes and more pressure. Carter takes it as another opportunity to help his team. The stronger defenses allow him to find open teammates which shows off his great court awareness and ability to set up teammates. His goal for the future at Arcanum is simple; get the Trojans finishing above .500 for the season. This is definitely do-able with multiple juniors and sophomores on roster to help Carter achieve this goal.
Ohio State and Miami have been 2 schools showing serious interest in Carter, however over the last month he has also picked up interest from the University of Dayton as well as Cedarville University. As he continues to improve over the next few years, expect more D1 teams to show interest in Gray.