Posted On: 01/9/18 9:26 AM
Carter Baughman is a 5’10 point guard from Mercer County High School in Harrodsburg , KY. Through 16 games, Carter is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 52% from the field. He’s also shooting 45% from 3-point range. “We are undefeated in our region and I feel like we play one of the tougher schedules in the 12th. Every game we have lost has still been a battle,” said Baughman on the Titans mid-season success. “Individually, I just try to bring energy on defense and help lead our team on the offensive end night in and night out.”
Baughman hopes he can help Mercer County win another district championship this year. “Winning the region is another goal of ours. Hopefully we can make it to Rupp and compete for a state title.” Baughman and the Titans will definitely have a chance to get out of the 12th Region and punch a bid to the state tournament with he and senior teammate (and Mr. Basketball candidate) Trevon Faulkner leading the way. Faulkner has committed to play college ball at Northern Kentucky. “We need to take it game by game and not look to far ahead and try to improve every night we go out.”
This past summer Baughman played AAU ball with MATTS Mustangs. “I thought the summer went really well. I got to play in some big events and got to play against some of the most talented players in the country.”
Carter’s strengths are his quickness and speed with and without the ball. “I think I have great court vision with the ball in my hands and I believe my basketball IQ isn’t bad either. I’m also an energetic player on defense. I like to be vocal and get deflections.” Some of the things he’s been working to improve include shooting the ball better from 3-point range (which he has seen improvement on this season). “I need to continue getting stronger and more explosive so I can go on to play in college.”
Baughman is a committed student-athlete who understands the value of a good education. “I would like to find a college program that creates a family like atmosphere and that helps me reach my highest potential as a student-athlete.”
With no offers just yet, Carter has received a bit of interest (letters, e-mails) from such schools as Liberty University, Lincoln Memorial University (D2), and the University of Findlay (D2).