Basketball: Robert Carter lists Kentucky, FSU, Georgia Tech, UGA among favorites

This year’s crop of Georgia college basketball prospects is led by “The Big 3” – three power forwards from the Atlanta area that are all ranked among the nation’s top 25 overall players.

You know about Southwest DeKalb’s Shaq Goodwin, who lists UGA, Florida, Memphis, and Alabama as his leaders. UGA and Memphis are the rumored frontrunners.

You know about Miller Grove’s Tony Parker, who made an official visit to Ohio State last weekend, and has recruiting trips planned for Duke and UCLA.

The “mystery guy” of the Big 3 is Robert Carter, and that’s because he played at Thomasville High School before transferring to Gwinnett County’s Shiloh High School for his senior year.

Courtcred.com’s Corey Cooper had an interesting perspective on Carter:

Last weekend, I attended a personal workout with Carter and his trainer Kierre Jordan.  Some college coaches from a D1 program out west were in the building but not to see Robert Carter, and their first question to me was, “Who is this kid?  I began to tell them that he is a Top 25 player in the nation and after they watched 5 minutes of his workout they were convinced.

Carter remains a mystery on his recruiting: The 6-f00t-9 Carter lists Kentucky, FSU, Georgia Tech, UGA, Rhode Island and Maryland among his favorites.

Here’s a Courtcred.com video on Robert:

26 comments Add your comment

RomeDawg

September 16th, 2011
6:12 am

UGA basketball is on it’s way up! It’s no longer “the other sport” at UGA.

Tubby

September 16th, 2011
7:46 am

Basketball will always be the other sport at UGA!!! Fox is getting good talent though, I’m very interested in how local/ state talent responds to Gregory & staff at Tech I know GT has two good ones already as does UGA.

Brian

September 16th, 2011
8:54 am

Shaq is only listing UGA, UCLA, and Memphis. You have UF on there not once, but twice Carvell.

Viking87

September 16th, 2011
9:21 am

How many spots does UGA have left? Thought I saw somewhere there is only 1. Would love to get 2 of these guys but would be happy with any 1 of them.

Worm

September 16th, 2011
9:34 am

That’s some impressive footage..kid uses both hands, handles the ball well, quick release..Looks SEC ready NOW.

Mtn Dawg

September 16th, 2011
10:24 am

Be a dawg Robert Carter. Be part of the rebuilding and a tremendous up-side Mark Fox is creating in Athens. And, you’ll love Athens.

North Ave Killer Beez

September 16th, 2011
10:46 am

CARTER has some nice footwork and big soft hands, soft shooting touch. Looks like an old school player. GT is the way to go Carter. GO JACKETS!! DawgsHoops still irrelevant!

GooseDawg

September 16th, 2011
11:00 am

Dawg hoops still irrelevant huh NAKB?

Guessing that means a NCAA tourney berth for the Red & Black is nothing of importance. Guessing GT’s stellar 5-11 conf. record,13-18 overall record, 1st round ACC tourney loss, & NO postseason tourney (not even the NIT) makes GT Hoops > UGA Hoops. Hoping you’re not an engineer b/c you’ve got some seriously flawed analysis.

I do agree w/your assesment of Carter though; kid looks ready for bigtime NCAA hoops right now. Hoping RC is a future Dawg, but I’d rather him join the Bees than head out of state; especially to play for that weasel Calipari.

UGA Hoops on the rise no doubt about it!

Jake

September 16th, 2011
11:28 am

Carter is GT bound!

VA DAWG

September 16th, 2011
11:56 am

We have one scholly left, but if Goodwin was to commit he would likely count against the football team (since he wants to play both). Therefore, we could land two more with only one sopt to fill…Goodwin and Carter would make this the best recruiting class in over 25 years at UGA. One could only hope and hope I will.

Ramblin Man

September 16th, 2011
12:54 pm

Carter come to GT and be part of what Gregory is building.

Viking87

September 16th, 2011
1:28 pm

With your VA Dawg but the football team is limited on spots too. Did they offer Goodwin in football?

GT/Fl football fan

September 16th, 2011
2:55 pm

Goose Dawg at least we’ve played in the national championship game. You guy s did have a pretty good year, but until uga wins a tournament game georgia tech, and kentucky hoops are still better. Not only that both teams will beat you this year.

DAWGfan

September 16th, 2011
3:59 pm

All you GT fans who think yalls basketball program is better than UGA’s at this point have lost your minds. Tech hasnt done anything in years in basketball. Atleast UGA has shown improvement towards builiding a program. Yall have a bunch of talent that yalls coaches do NOTHING with. Derrick Favors was a prime example. Guy was a stud coming out of high school and top five overall pick and yall screw him up. Football and basketball is garbage at GT and will continue to be. Not to mention yalls baseball team chokes every year come postseason time. All yall ever do is fail at reaching expectations…yall are VERY good at that.

dap01

September 16th, 2011
4:05 pm

Attend UGA be a home state hero.

Nice Hands Carter

September 16th, 2011
4:08 pm

Robert has excellent hands and balance. This kid’s got it. Will be awesome post player. Go Dawgs big Robert!

Kentucky Fan says...

September 16th, 2011
6:23 pm

Mr. Carter come to Lexington and play for Kentucky and be a winner. Why would you want to play for uga or ga tech. They are like JV teams compared to what we got going up in Lexington. Let’s see play in front of 23,000 every home game, be a rock star on campus and around town, play with NBA talent, and compete for a national title. Seems like a no brainer if you ask me.

Just Saying

September 16th, 2011
11:30 pm

Seeing as how Carter moved to Gwinnett, all the way from Thomasville, at the urging of his AAU coach, seeing as how the son of that AAU coach, a former FSU at the end of the bench sub, was put on scholarship by Gregory at GT, not even I need a slide rule to figure out that equation……GT has ‘made arrangements to secure Carter’. GT is all in when it comes to doing whatever it takes to win.

Thomas Brown

September 17th, 2011
12:37 am

I-A Wins 2006-2011 ( 6 Seasons )

1. Boise State 63 wins

2. Florida 58 wins

3. Texas Christian 56 wins

4. Oklahoma 56 wins

5. Virginia Tech 54 wins

6. LSU 53 wins

7. Southern California 53 wins

8. BYU 52 wins

9. Texas 52 wins

10. Utah 52 wins

11. West Virginia 51 wins

12. Wisconsin 51 wins

13. Missouri 50 wins

14. Oregon 49 wins

15. Auburn 49 wins

16. Alabama 49 wins on the field Ben Dukes (vacated 11 wins 2006 2007)

17. Penn State 48 wins

18. Hawaii 48 wins

19. Boston College 47 wins

20. Cincinnati 47 wins

21. Texas Tech 47 wins

22. Navy 46 wins

23. Ohio State 46 wins I thought they are supposed to be great ?

24. Tulsa 45 wins

25. Oklahoma State 45 wins

26. Nebraska 45 wins

27. South Florida 44 wins

28. Nevada-Reno 44 wins

29. Georgia tek 44 wins – outside Top 25 over these last 6 seasons now

30. Georgia Bulldogs 44 wins 2006-2011 – six (6) seasons

I-A Wins 2006-2011 ( 6 Seasons ) (on the field)

a boy named francis

September 17th, 2011
7:57 pm

if UGA hoops is irrelevant, what does that make GT? UGA has owned GT the past several years.

Tdawg

September 17th, 2011
9:28 pm

The Carter kid who, was recruited by his AAU basketball coach to Shilol, broke every rule in the GHSA’s rule book The GHSA’s responce to this blatant abuse of the rules? Sense he transfered to a metro Atlanta area school the rule’s are not required to be followed. These rules are only enforceable if you are a rual school. All I have to say is that this kid will go to the school that his AAU coach gets a job at. The kid has already been bought, so how the only thing left is for one off these schools to buy his coach.

tony

September 17th, 2011
10:15 pm

If the dawgs can land Goodwin and Carter I believe they will win a championship.

2012 Lineup
Vincent Williams-pg
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope-sg
Marcus Thornton-sf
Shaq Goodwin-pf
Robert Carter-c

Jacket Man

September 18th, 2011
8:07 am

Robert is waiting for an offer from Kentucky that may never come. It’s unfortunate, but that happens sometimes. This means he’ll have to ’settle’ for one of his other options and will, more than likely, be another one-and-done kid, no matter who he signs with. I hope I’m wrong…

ATL COACH

September 18th, 2011
9:04 am

TONY THAT LINE UP WILL NOT BEAT GA STATE….THEY WILL GET KILL IN A TRANSITION GAME.NO ONE PLAYS HALF COURT GAME ANYMONE.AND PEOPLE GO OUT AND WATCH THESE KIDS PLAY..DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ IN THE PAPER.SOME ARE GOOD HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS BUT ARE NOT READY FOR COLLEGE.AKA MARCUS THORNTON LAST YEAR.BUT WHAT YOU ALL READ IN THE PAPER AND HIS HIGH LIGHTS EVERYONE SAID HE WAS ONE AND DONE,,,,THIS ONE AND DONE PHRASE IS A JOKE..ROBERT CARTER WILL NOT START AT KENTUCKY HIS FRESHMAN YEAR

tony

September 18th, 2011
4:30 pm

ATL COACH, your analysis on these kids ain’t worth a hill of beans.

TallyDawg

September 18th, 2011
8:03 pm

He is going to Tech. Follow the trail, his au coach moves him to Shiloh and TECH get an FSU transfer who will play this year. .