Posted On: 06/20/18 2:59 PM

One of the top scoring freshmen in the state a year ago was Astronaut’s Jace Carter.

The 6’3″, 186-pounder averaged 17.7 PPG and 6.2 RPG for a War Eagles squad that finished 15-12.

Carter reached the double-digit mark in all but two games in the season. He had 10 games with 20 plus points including a career-best 36-point performance in an 89-85 win over Viera on Jan. 17 where he shot 13 of 20 from the field.

“My freshman year as a team we did way better than the year before,” Carter told Prep Hoops. “As a team, we grew closer to one another and it helped us in the long run. My confidence grew after our first preseason game where we played Liberty and I had 30 points.”

This AAU season, Carter is playing for E1T1. He’s been with the program since 7th grade.

Currently, he has no offers or interest.

Carter pointed to his shooting and leadership as his biggest strengths. He wants to continue to get stronger.

“I just want to thank all of my teammates,” he said. “Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I have done.”

Rarely do you see Carter take a forced shot, he is smart with the ball as a passer and shooter. He is a reliable athlete, who isn’t overly dominating, but he finds ways to score and slash to the basket. Look for Carter to use July to further his skills and carry that into his sophomore campaign at Astronaut.