The UofL staff is still hot on the trail to find a point guard and assistant Kenny Johnson went to watch 3-star Traci Carter play against 4-star ’16 prospect Jamal Murray. Murray, who hails from Canada is close to re-classifying to the 2015 class and is ranked 36th overall and the 7th best PG in the ’16 class. UofL has reportedly taken an interest in him. Carter, who’s had Coach Pitino watch him previously is 142nd overall and the 25th best PG according to 247Sports. However, Carter’s performance against Murray and teammate Thon Maker – the top-rated ’16 prospect – is likely to boost his ranking significantly. He currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Villanova, and Tennessee among others.
Adam Zagoria offered up a quick blurb on both prospects and mentioned that Louisville is recruiting both.
Burlington (N.J.) Life Center point guard Traci Carter says he remains wide open in his recruitment.
The 6-foot-1 Carter listed Temple, La Salle, Louisville, Indiana, Creighton, Boston College, DePaul and Seton Hall among schools he is considering. Louisville and Indiana haven’t offered, but he said “they’re in contact every week.”
“Wide open, wide open,” he said after going for 17 points and 8 assists as Life Center beat MacDuffie (MA), 68-61, at the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College.
Murray is a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Orangeville Prep in Ontario ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2016 by Scout and No. 19 by Rivals. As previously reported here, he is considering reclassifying to 2015.
“We’re thinking about it but we haven’t decided yet,” Roger Murray said. “It’s on the table but we haven’t decided yet.”
Ohio State, Syracuse, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville and Oregon were among the schools recruiting Murray previously.
Traci Carter finished with 18 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds. Always strong on defense. Game MVP
— Steve Jones (@SteveJones_CJ) January 18, 2015
Traci Carter improved his stock today. Relentless on D. Quick & found ways into paint. Showed floater. Hit 2 triples & a step back from 18.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) January 18, 2015