Carter Picks the “Perfect Fit”

8 Nov

Often times with elite talents there is a tendency to just jump into a commitment as soon as schools start calling. Transfers, de-commitments, and unhappy players are all results of prospects not doing their homework when it comes to picking a school. That was not at all the case with Cleveland John Hay SG Devon Carter. The third ranked shooting guard in Triple Double Prospects’ 2012 Ohio Statwide Rankings made the call yesterday to Lehigh and is confident that he made the right pick.

“In my college search me and my family were looking for three things. The school had to have top notch academics, it had to be a good personality fit for me, and it had to be a good basketball fit. Lehigh fit all three of those the best of my choices”, Carter said, “Academics were something that is very important to me and Lehigh is one of the top academic schools in the country.”

After spending the fall considering offers from schools like LaSalle, Columbia, and Siena; Carter spent time researching his “three areas of fit” on all his choices. After taking an official visit to the Lehigh Campus (located in Bethlehem, PA) he was sold.

Carter is currently focused on providing leadership to a team that lost the other four starters from a solid Ohio Division II team last year. A key transfer coming over from Cleveland Heights in ’13 SF Maurice O’Field adds to the talent level and Carter has his dreams set high for the season. “I think we have the pieces to go to state. Adding Mo O’Field was huge for us, he really fits well with the guys. I have to bring my experience and leadership to our team and I’m telling the guys that I’m prepared to do whatever is necessary to win.”

An intriguing prospect as a 6’3 athlete with pure scoring ability from anywhere on the floor, but the basketball IQ and unselfishness to be a distrbituor, Carter wants scouts to focus on his intangibles when evaluating what he will bring to the table at Lehigh. “My toughness most of all, I promise that I’ll have the best work ethic, and most importantly my will to win.”

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