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Saturday / November 18.
  • Wendell Carter Meets With Harvard’s Tommy Amaker; Visits Alabama This Weekend

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    4_2971152Wendell Carter, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2017, met Wednesday night with Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, who is hoping the big man chooses the Crimson over Duke and others.

    He also visited Georgia on Monday and will trip to Alabama on Saturday for the football game with LSU.

    “Harvard was very interesting and a definite consideration for Wendell,” Carter’s mother, Kylie Carter, told SNY.tv. “The message: Attend an institution that can give you more than you give them. And Wendell also said he has thought about Coach Amaker’s favorite quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson…’Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'”

    Would Carter ever pick Harvard over a Duke or a Kentucky?

    “It depends on which school I like the best,” he said then. “Whichever school just brings me in as family basically.”

    Carter said at the Peach Jam that Duke was recruiting him the hardest. He recently visited Duke for their Countdown to Craziness andboth he and his close friend Gary Trent Jr. have repeatedly talked about a potential package to that school.

    “Yes,” Carter said at the Peach Jam. “It would be pretty good but we’re looking around. We’re looking around.”

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    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. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.