After such an exciting few days of commitments last week, fans of the Georgetown Hoyas were holding their breaths in expectation for the other shoe to drop and the news that would make some room on the roster: class of 2022 Forward Grayson Carter has reportedly entered his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Per a source, #Hoyas forward Grayson Carter has entered his name into the transfer portal.— Hoyas247 (@Hoyas247) April 29, 2019
Grayson Carter is a 6’8” forward from Dallas, Texas, who showed glimmers of the nice shooting stroke we had heard about from his high school days in back-up time at the forward and center positions. He should have 3 years left of eligibility left after a year-in-residency at his destination.
According to GUHoyas.com Carter was:
Prior to Georgetown: A four-star recruit out of Dallas, Texas who attended Denton Guyer … During his senior year at Denton, was named first team all-district, the offensive MVP of his district, first team all-area, first team all-region and academic all-state … Ranked as the 10th best center in his class according to ESPN … As a senior, he averaged 12.9 ppg to go along with 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.4 bpg.
With the recent reports of 2019 Froward Myron Gardner signing and graduate-transfer guard Terrell Allen committing, the Georgetown Hoyas found themselves one player over the scholarship limit. Something had to give.
After much speculation on who would not be joining Patrick Ewing’s team in the 2019-2020 season, it appears it came down to playing time, as Carter logged only 66 minutes all season:
Aidan Curran of Hoyas247 broke the news (good stuff!):
Grayson Carter has entered his name into the transfer portal, per source https://t.co/6rHifJaxuZ— Aidan (@A_Curran_) April 29, 2019
GMHoya wrote about Grayson Carter’s play towards the end of the 2018 Kenner League:
Here’s my pitch to you: give Grayson Carter a chance. He’s most likely not going to play a lot this year, and he has a ways to go. He could get the Antwan Walker minutes from last year. And I’m telling you, your initial instinct may be to write him off. Fight that instinct. Grayson is not just a shooter. Which, at the moment, is a good thing because he once again didn’t shoot very well from deep. That will improve as he gains confidence and gets more reps, because his shot is solid. But what really impressed me was Grayson’s defense, movement and rebounding - none of which I would have guessed after his initial Kenner offerings. He can (and hopefully will) improve in all of those areas, but he has shown real dedication to rebounding - he put himself in a number of good positions and boxed out well this weekend. He’s more fluid and athletic than he looks, and finished a couple of nice layups, with both hands...
Grayson Carter doesn’t quite fit a clear mold either. Based off what we’ve seen so far in Kenner, Carter’s skill set and ceiling is probably closest to Marcus Derrickson. But he plays like Doc only in that he his a fairly big body, that looks less athletic, and has a pretty shot and likes to shoot it from deep. In reality, Carter is more athletic than Derrickson, at least Georgetown Derrickson. He is quicker and can elevate if he wants to. His post game isn’t there yet, but he has a good feel for his own game, and continues to play within himself - looking to make plays within the flow of the game. Give him some time, and I think we could be pleasantly surprised by his trajectory...
Best of luck, Grayson. We look forward to following your career wherever it may take you.