Robert Carter Finds a New Home at Maryland

Robert Carter Jr

After spending his first two seasons with Georgia Tech, Robert Carter has found himself a new home at Maryland. Leaving to be closer to his grandmother who has become ill, Carter sought refuge close to home. In two seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Carter Averaged 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1 assist per game. After having a solid sophomore season Carter longed for a pivotal role in the game plan which Maryland could offer after losing five players this offseason. Maryland granted five waivers for Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, Roddy Peters, Seth Allen and Charles Mitchell all shipping out to other schools. Holes in the roster which Carter and the incoming recruiting class of 2014 will fill well.

Though Robert Carter visited St. John’s and South Carolina, both more recognizable programs, Carter ended up signing with Maryland for their potential. Carter was impressed by the two 7 footers on the team, and the 12th ranked 2013 high school point guard Roddy Peters. Carter was also swooned by the roster holes which would give him ample time on the court, playing time he had become accustomed to in Atlanta with the Yellow Jackets. Between his two seasons with Georgia Tech Carter averaged 25.5 minutes a game as their starting forward, a position that will undoubtedly be handed to him after his redshirt season.

Not only has the current roster captivated Carter, but Maryland’s 2014 high school recruiting class is ranked 9th in the nation according to ESPN. A star studded 2014 high school ensemble headed by Romelo Trimble the 7th ranked guard according to ESPN, followed by four star recruits 7’1 center Trayvon Reed and guard Dion Wiley. Wiley is ranked among the top 12 at his position as well.

Robert Carter is only the start to Maryland’s incoming prolificacy, with current and future nationally ranked high school athletes flowing into their program like a raging river. After losing five players in the offseason Maryland has bounced back quickly, snatching up highly touted recruits and of course Robert Carter. Attributed the additions to Maryland’s basketball program, Mark Turgeon has been catalyst for their movement up the rankings ladder with numerous high profile players transferring and signing this summer.