Guyer’s Grayson Carter Commits to Georgetown

Guyer’s Grayson Carter Commits to Georgetown

by Steve Gamel

Grayson Carter is used to commanding everyone’s attention on the high school basketball court. Starting next fall, he’ll have the chance to do the same thing in college.

Carter, a senior who is part of a loaded Wildcats’ roster heading into the upcoming season, committed to Georgetown on September 9. He becomes the first on his team to commit to a Division I program, and he’ll have a chance to make his decision official as early as Nov. 8 during the early signing period.

By all accounts, it appears he is satisfied with his decision.

“Georgetown is a special place in all aspects, from academics to sports and everything in between,” Carter told the Denton Record-Chronicle in an interview on Sept. 10. “The thing that really stood out to me was how the university has a family feel to it.”

Georgetown is one of the perennial superpowers in college basketball and is coached by former NBA great, Patrick Ewing. Former Hoyas who went on to have successful professional careers include Ewing, Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, and Dikembe Mutombo.

While Georgetown was clearly the right choice in Carter’s mind, it couldn’t have been an easy choice given the number of college programs that were interested in him. Carter told the Record-Chronicle that he had 18 offers, including Texas schools TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and SMU.

In the meantime, Carter will have his sights set on leading Guyer to another level in 2017. Carter, a forward, averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last year as Guyer finished 25-6 overall. Carter also averaged just under two blocks.

With Carter, De’Vion Harmon and Jalen Wilson back in the fold, the Wildcats are expected to again boast one of the more dominant starting lineups in Class 6A.

Guyer is 55-9 over the last two seasons alone and has established itself as a playoff contender every year, regardless of how many players they lose to graduation or injury.

The upcoming season begins Nov. 14 against Midlothian.

“We definitely have a chip on our shoulders this year,” Carter told the Record-Chronicle. “My commitment takes some of the pressure off of me and I think it was a great time to do so, because now I can focus all my energy on making my team better.”

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