By TOBIAS BASS
We are five weeks away from the start of the 2021-2022 high school basketball season. As the season draws near, class of 2022 guard Aaron carter is preparing himself for a big senior season.
“My role as a part of the team is to be dedicated to working hard everyday, to be prepared for any challenge and to contribute to winning games this season together as a team, ” he said. “Supporting my teammates throughout the season to reach one main goal of success. I’m confident in Coach Brian and the coaching staff to guide myself and my teammates and most importantly I trust God’s Plan. Looking forward to continuing to build a brotherhood and working hard as a team and getting lots of W’s.”
Going into his final year, the New Windsor (NY) native transferred to ischool of Lewisville (TX). He tells OTRExposure why he made the move.
“My entire family was relocating to Texas and after considering offers from several schools from NY, NJ, New England and Texas; iSchool was the best overall choice. Mainly for the schools academics, in preparation for college, reputation of excellence, course selection options. Coach Brian believing in my abilities and commitment to me reaching my full potential, his leadership, coaching techniques/experience, fitting my style of play, the competitive schedule and the success of Coach Brian and his coaching staff with the program through the years.”
The 6-foot-1, 185 pound guard has heard from UMass, UMBC, Northern Iowa, Iona, Louisiana Tech, Mount St. Mary, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech. Carter plans on visiting Siena, Bryant, and Fairleigh Dickinson this fall.
Carter turned heads this summer as he showcased his ability to create shots for himself, others, and physicality as a defender at the point guard spot. He reflects on what he showed college coaches this summer.
“This summer I was able to showcase my scoring ability, my ability as an elite shooter, ball handler, and being a great teammate, and being very coachable.”
With a college decision coming this year, Carter has a list of qualities he looks for in a program at the next level.
“A coach that believes in me pushes me to develop my game, holds me and the team accountable for anything that could stand in the way of us being successful on the highest level,” Carter said. “The space for me to use and develop my ability to run the offense while being able to score on all three levels, shoot and defend. Most importantly to be a leader, gel together with the team/program and use my abilities to help us win games as a team.”