Paul Carter - 2008 F (JUCO)

He’s been mentioned as having a Charlotte offer but was lacking his own thread.

6’8, 195 lbs. Forward from Missouri State-West Plains.

"Paul's final four are Minnesota, [B]Charlotte[/B], Wyoming, and Baylor," said West Plains coach Brian Ostermann. "He is expected to sign early. [B]He is planning to graduate and will have three years to play Division I.[/B]"

After giving the statement Ostermann listed Baylor, [B]Charlotte and Wyoming with medium interest[/B] and Minnesota with very high interest from Carter. Oregon State and Kansas State are then considered of low interest to Cater.

About his play:
"He shoots the three, has real good court vision, pretty good handles. He works hard, he's a leader on and off the floor and just a good all-around kid."
I know we're not a fan of JUCOs, but as far as JUCOs go I'd rather have a 3 year JUCO than almost any 2 year JUCO.


Rivals.oom: Paul Carter profile Paul Carter profile

And from a Scout piece posted on July 21st:

Carter has received plenty of recruiting interest after a strong showing in Tulsa earlier this month. Osterman feels that list could grow, if Carter gets his classwork in order.

“He is hearing from Oregon, Minnesota, Wyoming and Charlotte, and mid-majors like Arkansas Little Rock and Arkansas State.”

Osterman think that Carter is a very talented player.

“He is very skilled. He understands the game and has great leadership qualities. He is a pretty good ballhandler and outside shooter,” Osterman said. “He needs to get stronger and needs to rebound better.”

[b]Osterman compares Carter favorably to E.J. Drayton, who played for him at Colby (KS) CC. Drayton averaged 13.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season as a senior at Charlotte.

“He might be better than E.J. at the same stage, and E.J. starred for two years at Charlotte and recently signed professionally in Spain for $150,000.”[/b]

Osterman said that several high-profile programs will visit the campus to watch Carter and some of his other teammates.

“Coach (Tubby) Smith will be in Tuesday,” Osterman said. “Arkansas and Wyoming will come in on Sunday. Wednesday, Bob Lutz from Charlotte will be in and Thursday Oregon will come. Missouri State’s Barry Hinson will be here Tuesday.”

Link: JC Forward Paul Carter Gets Gopher Interest

And from a Mizzou messageboard: 6’8 Paul Carter offered by Tubby, but not Mike Anderson?

pretty cool to not have us listed under the mid-majors!

Well, someone on a Minnesota board thinks pretty highly of Lutz…

Bobby Lutz at Charlotte is an established coach at a solid program who has sent several players to the NBA and is strongly going the juco route. Plus, the brightest light for the Gophers during Monson's regime began his career at Charlotte (Vincent Grier).


[QUOTE=NLP;252143][QUOTE]He is planning to graduate and will have three years to play Division I[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

I don’t understand. Can someone explain that to me?

[QUOTE=survivor45;252216]I don’t understand. Can someone explain that to me?[/QUOTE]
Per the “JC Forward Paul Carter Gets Gopher Interest” link:

Carter started last season at Connors State (OK) CC before transferring to Missouri State (MO) University-West Plains for the second semester. He was not released from Connors State and will not be on scholarship until this fall. Carter redshirted last year and will be a freshman this season. He has completed 20 to 24 credits, according to Osterman, who is originallly from Good Thunder, Minn. He needs 65 credits to graduate, and if he can finish up during summer school, he would have three years of college eligibility remaining.


40-45 credit hours/year is no joke. If he can pull that off- grab him.

Headed to Minnesota.

We sure do finish 2nd a lot in these recruiting battles…too bad they don’t give points for second place.