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Posted On: 01/18/18 6:25 PM
Former Alexandria standout, 6-foot-5 forward Josiah Carmichael is now in Houston, TX at Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center.
Carmichael was Louisiana’s 38th-ranked 2019, and has a Division I offer from Texas program, Incarnate Word.
He’ll play with Team Harden this spring and summer on the adidas Gauntlet, and hopes to see a spike in his recruitment then. For the time being, he’s just doing his thing, which includes recently taking a visit to Incarnate Word.
“I’m close to the coach who recruited me, he sends me stuff I need to work on and he comes to my games. He sends me videos and things that will help me develop,” said Carmichael.
“They focus that their players not just focused on basketball, but that we make sure we would get our degrees and take our academics seriously.”
The versatile big-man says he’s not sure who else might be looking at him right now, his coaches are keeping that hush.
“I’m not sure, my coach has just been telling me to focus on keep getting better and the recruitment will come,” said Carmichael.
Although most guys these days are starting their careers in the post and then moving out to the perimeter, Carmichael is doing that in reverse.
He had been playing stretch-four and wing. Now, at his new school, he’s a true big-man.
“I play big-man, and I’m playing more back-to-the-basket. So, not only can I play the wing, but I can play with my back to the basket now,” said Carmichael.
“My role is to be a true big, and we have a really good point guard who’s committed to TCU, so we’re really good. We’re 16-3 and making a run to get to state.”
This summer with Team Harden 17U on the adidas Gauntlet, Carmichael says the goal is to show out and get some more offers.
“There’s been some college coaches texting my Team Harden coaches, and I’m just excited to see what the summer brings,” he said.
“My goal is really to show out and prove to other coaches that I’m one of the top players around and that I can compete with the other top players. And I’d like to pick up more offers and interest and make a commitment sometime my senior year.”