Sometimes, one last home win of the season is all you need.
On Saturday, as Marquette was sending off their seniors in style by defeating DePaul, Traci Carter was on an official visit to Marquette. Today, Carter made a verbal commitment to Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski for the fall of 2015.
Carter, a 6-foot guard, attends Burlington (NJ) Life Center. While that doesn't necessarily sound impressive, Burlington is just on the other side of the Delaware River from the northeast suburbs of Philadelphia. Carter is ranked #144th in the country according to 247 Sports' own rankings, and 157 in their composite rankings. Either way, he's a 3-star recruit who happens to be one of the 30 best point guard prospects in the country. While he's a 3* on 247, he's listed as a four star prospect on ESPN, Rivals, and Scout.
Donnie Carr, Carter's legal guardian, had this to say to Adam Zagoria after Carter's visit to Marquette:
"I liked the commitment and the support of the [Marquette] men’s basketball program from top to bottom, starting with the President of the University and the Athletic Director down to the coaching staff, the academic support team and team managers," Carr told SNY.tv on Sunday. "They have a great fan base and everyone involved with the program has one common goal, to do their part to make sure Marquette basketball is successful."
"Because of Marquette’s need for a true point guard, Traci would be given a chance to lead the program from day one," Carr said. "In addition to that, he would be learning from a coach who played his position in college at Duke and coached under arguably one of the top three coaches in college basketball history for the last two decades. Also, Marquette has a staff full of former college point guards who all played in major conferences."
Carter joins one of the best 2015 recruiting classes in the country, headlined by Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson. Listed as a a point guard, Carter is ostensibly a replacement for Nick Noskowiak, who asked for and received his release from his letter of intent back on February 13th. With the addition of Carter, Wojciechowski still has two scholarships available for use for the fall of 2015.
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