Recruiting Report: J.P. Carroll (2019)

Recruiting

Posted On: 05/25/18 12:25 PM

Tough guards are becoming more of a priority for smaller schools the last few years. Not necessarily from an efficiency or scoring standpoint but more of a tone setting. Colleges want to have guys that can help move the rest of the team in a direction to get more out of them.

One player that seems to bring the most out of those around him is Lawrence North (IN) guard J.P. Carroll. The 5’9 guard might not have the size but he’s among the toughest players in the class and always tends to lead by his play. He has no issues finishing strong at the rim but when you pair that toughness with his speed and IQ on the floor, a lot of schools have expressed interest.

So far, Wabash, Kentucky State, Goshen, and Oberlin have all reached out the last few weeks.  No surprise with how he has played.  He has a visit planned to Wabash this June too.  

DIII, NAIA, and even DII schools could find some interest in the guard from Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019. The thing about smaller guards is that if they are going to be small, they have to be special. Well, Carroll fits that bill and he should end up being more of an impact player once he’s integrated into a team.  

He’s not a big three-point scorer but off the bounce, he can create along the perimeter to get off some clean shots for his teammates. Better when he gets into the lane because his first step is pretty quick and you aren’t going to be able to stay with him unless they have length.  Along with that, his finishing ability is pretty solid. 

J.P. is going to be a guy that is going to be able to get you a bucket going at the rim when you need one but much more of a tone-setting leader who can take your team to another level. It’s a little bit trendy but Carroll is one of the better ones in Indiana in 2019.