In basketball, Kentucky is used to seeing its name associated with 5-star recruits. Georgia on the other hand is not.
But both happened to make the cut for 5-star 2017 center Wendell Carter.
final 8 ? pic.twitter.com/lJu6lJKGox
— Wendell Carter Jr (@wendellcarter34) July 18, 2016
Carter is the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017 and the No. 4 player in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings. Carter is an Atlanta native and plays his high school basketball at Pace Academy.
Carter told SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker about his recruiting process and where he might be headed at Nike’s Peach Jam, a basketball tournament held a few weeks ago.
“My first official (visit) is going to be Harvard in the fall,” Carter said. “Georgia’s been on me probably the heaviest so far. I really like Georgia. I have a great relationship with the coaches. I’ve talked with a lot of kids that went there in the past and they said they loved it, so I’ve got to give them an opportunity.”
Georgia hasn’t signed a recruit of Carter’s statue since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in 2011. Carter had some stronger comments regarding him attending Georgia.
“If I go there, I do plan on changing the face of Georgia,” Carter said. “It really doesn’t bother me that they’re not really that big of a basketball school.”
Carter also spoke about Kentucky’s efforts in recruiting the 5-star power forward.