Robert Carter, junior (redshirt), forward, No. 4
Collegiate Stats: 23 games, 11.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, 1.1 assists per game, 1.1 blocks per game.
Recruiting Ratings: 4 star, #2 player in the state of Georgia, #7 power forward, #27 player overall
Who did Maryland beat out? South Carolina, St. John's, and Kansas State
High School: Shiloh High School, Snellville, GA
Hometown: Thomasville, Ga
How'd He Get to College Park?
Carter originally committed to Georgia Tech out of high school, choosing the Yellow Jackets over Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia. After two seasons with the Yellow Jackets, Carter decided to transfer from Atlanta and was recruited to Maryland. Coincidentally, Maryland forward Charles Mitchell transferred from Maryland to Georgia Tech, in what many called a "trade" between the two schools. Carter chose the Terrapins over South Carolina, St. John's and Kansas State and will be eligible to play in the 2015-2016 season after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. He'll have two years of eligibility remaining.
Transferring from Georgia Tech to Maryland. But since he doesn't have any Maryland highlights yet, we'll go with this:
Not getting injured in practice and helping other Maryland bigs get better throughout the season.
Robert Carter can't play this year due to NCAA transfer rules, but he is allowed to practice. As long as Carter's meniscus in his knee, which he had surgery on during the middle of the season last year, continues to be fine, he should be ready to go next October. Here is a great piece Andrew did on why Carter was probably Maryland's best recruit for 2015. He does a great job breaking down Carter's skill set and summarizing why it was so important to land the Georgia Tech transfer.
With Carter, Michal Cekovsky and Damonte Dodd suiting up for Maryland next year, Maryland's front court will be ridiculously awesome. Carter thinks so, too:
Just talked to Robert Carter. Says Terps will be in position to win Big Ten and challenge for an NCAA title in 2015-16.Said he liked SJU too— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 6, 2014
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