Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Seton Hall landed its third commitment in the Class of 2015 on Monday when Myles Carter, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward from Chicago (IL) St. Rita committed to the Pirates.
Carter is a teammate of Kentucky-signee Charles Matthews and plays for legendary coach Gary DeCesare.
“It just felt like a second home to me,” Carter told SNY.tv by phone. “Coach [Kevin] Willard and Coach [Fred Hill] recruited me, they’re great coaches. The team there is great and I feel like they can really be big in the future. Academic-wise they’re really helpful, that’s the main part. I loved it there, I loved it there.”
Carter said he also considered DePaul, Cleveland State and Memphis, among others.
Seton Hall desperately needs bigs with the loss of Brandon Mobley and Carter said he can play “a little three, but mainly four and five.”
“They told me I would come in and play immediately, they want me to make a big impact,” he said. “Pretty much playing the four. I got a chance to get up there, see how they practice, I love the way they run the floor.”
Carter joins California shooting guard Dalton Soffer and New York City wing Veer Singh in Willard’s 2015 class.
“Myles has really come on strong this year,” DeCesare said. “He really helped us have a great year. He was a difference-maker in the paint, altering many opponents shots. He will get better and better every year”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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