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Posted On: 07/10/18 4:52 PM
Very few guys in Iowa have enjoyed a more successful spring on the hardwood than Noah Carter.
The Dubuque, Senior forward came into April with one offer, from North Dakota. His list has now swelled to seven scholarship offers; Truman State, Lehigh, Air Force, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa and Drake are now all in on Carter.
“I remember about a year ago, just thinking and hoping that the recruitment would start up, and it’s been pretty cool being on this journey. I’m very blessed and thankful for everything that’s come my way,” said Carter during a recent phone interview.
The 6-foot-5 rising senior isn’t done yet, though. He’s still got a big summer ahead with the Iowa Barnstormers 17U. They’ll be playing at the adidas Gauntlet Finale in New York this weekend, in front of a ton of high-major Division I college coaches.
“I’m very happy in the position I’m in right now, but it would be very cool to open up the eyes of some of these high-major schools, and maybe get a chance there. I think that’d be pretty cool, and I think I’m good enough to do that,” said Carter.
“It’s not like I’m in a bad place where I am right now, but just to see how far I can go would be pretty cool.”
A skilled shooter, especially for a big, and a guy with some serious lift, Carter is an undersized big-man, but more than makes up for it with the aforementioned traits.
He’s been working relentlessly to develop himself as a perimeter threat this offseason.
“During high school season, I’m more of a four and five, so this offseason, I’ve really been working on my guard skills, like my ball-handling and attacking from the outside,” said Carter. “That’s the biggest thing I’ve been working on, because in college I’ll be an undersized four, so I’ll need to play a little bit of the three position.”
As the first of three consecutive live period weekends quickly approaches, Carter says this group of Barnstormers, as they have been for years now, is a one to be reckoned with.
“The chemistry with this Barnstormers team is high, it’s like we’re all brothers. We all know our role and we just perform and that’s all we do,” said Carter. “Everybody still sleeps on us because we’re from Iowa, but it doesn’t really matter, we still go out there and do our thing. And we take teams by surprise and we beat them.”
Recruitment season will be at its peak these next three weeks. But Carter is more focused on getting out there with his guys nabbing Ws.
“The main thing I’m looking forward to is just playing with my teammates, and then worrying about all the (college) stuff afterwards,” said Carter.
He recently visited Northern Iowa, Drake and South Dakota State on unofficial visits. He still has all of his official visits remaining.
As for a commitment timetable: maybe sometime before his high school season. But definitely not any time in the immediate future.
“I know I’m going to play out July and then just take it from there,” Carter said. “I’m hoping to commit before my high school season, but I’m not sure yet.”
Noah Carter is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 15 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.