Robert Carter hasn’t received the same attention as some of the other big guys in the class.
He’s not a mammoth body like DaJuan Coleman or Cameron Ridley; a long matchup nightmare like Isaiah Austin; an energetic stud like Mitch McGary; or a 7-footer like Kaleb Tarczewski.
However, Carter might have the best collection of post moves in the country – and the No. 19-ranked prospect will bring those skills to Georgia Tech.
Carter made the announcement on Thursday afternoon at a restaurant in Atlanta. Interestingly, it was the same restaurant that Yellow Jackets head coach Brian Gregory hosts his radio show.
The 6-foot-8 Shiloh High School (Ga.) product chose Georgia Tech over Florida and Georgia. Florida State and many others were also in the mix over the past few months.
While smaller than most of the other star big men, Carter has a great jump hook and very good fundamentals around the basket. He is strong enough to bull through defenders and finish at the rim, while also possessing the touch to knock down face-up jumpers from the arc. Carter knows how to carve out space and make himself available on the block. He also has tremendous hands and can pass out of the post.
He joins wings Marcus Hunt and Chris Bolden in Georgia Tech’s 2012 class. With Carter in the fold, there is a good chance the Yellow Jackets could move into the top 25 classes nationally.