South Carolina reportedly sees young guard enter the transfer portal as roster turnover continues
South Carolina’s new coach Lamont Paris is dealing with some roster turnover as he takes over the Gamecocks program.
Guard Devin Carter has reportedly entered the transfer portal, Travis Branham of 247Sports reported. Carter was a big recruit for former coach Frank Martin in the last recruiting cycle, and he grew into a dependable player for the Gamecocks. But as Paris takes over the roster, Carter is the fifth player to signal plans to play elsewhere.
Carter is the son of 13-year NBA player Anthony Carter, and the Gamecocks’ Carter finished fourth on the team with 9 points per game while adding 3.8 rebounds. He averaged 18.7 minutes per contest and made 7 starts at point guard while veteran Jermaine Couisnard dealt with injuries.
Coming out of high school, Carter was a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports and rated the No. 6 combo guard in the recruiting class, and a top 100 player overall.
South Carolina guard Devin Carter has entered the transfer portal, source tells @247SportsPortal.
Averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a freshman this season.
— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) March 28, 2022
Here’s the rest of his South Carolina bio:
A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com
Listed at No. 92 in the final ESPN Top 100 for the class of 2021
Also a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com
Played junior and senior seasons of high school basketball at Doral Academy (Florida), averaging 28.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a senior before his season ended due to an injury
Named Player of the Year in Florida’s Class 7A during high school career; also earned Florida Association of Basketball Coaches First Team All-State Honors for Class 7A
Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Cherry Creek in Colorado
Spent the 2020-21 season at Brewster Academy (N.H.)
Son of Cassie and Anthony Carter
Has a brother, Josh
Father, Anthony, spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing with the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. He is currently the Player Development Coach for the Miami Heat.
His advice to young people is “always work hard, everything is possible!”
Lists James Harden as his favorite professional basketball player
Chose South Carolina because “of the connection I had with Coach Frank Martin and Coach Chuck Martin was a big part of it. Also, the culture of South Carolina meant a lot.”
Began playing basketball at age three
A public health major