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Carson plans to take his time

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Jahii Carson had been committed to Oregon State since May 2009 but earlier this month the speedy point guard from Mesa, Ariz., decided to open his recruitment back up to see which other schools would get involved.
Carson, one of the top players at last weekend's Fullcourt Press Easter Classic in Las Vegas, said he still has love for Oregon State but wants to make sure he made the right decision toward the end of his sophomore year. By looking around again he can consider all his options.
"I felt like I love the Oregon State family but there were other people out there that were probably interested in me that I had no clue who they were because I committed at such an early age," Carson said. "I just wanted to open up my recruitment and see my other options."
So far, Carson said he's been hearing from Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Butler and West Virginia but if his performance at the Fullcourt Press event is any indication more schools should be getting involved.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound recruit was one of the top two point guards in Las Vegas - along with Belmont Shore's Cezar Guerrero - and he's an incredible athlete, easily finishing 360-degree dunks during warm-ups. Carson is also fantastic in transition and helped Compton Magic to the semifinals before being upset by Stoneridge Prep.
"Hopefully it picks up even more," Carson said. "I don't want to jinx anything but hopefully it picks up."
Some new major programs are getting involved with Carson but he said don't count out Oregon State because he still likes the program and respects the coaching staff.
But since he made such a snap decision the first time around, Carson wants to be certain this time that he's making the right choice. That means he could take his time before committing to another school.
"I don't know that for sure that I committed too early because I still have some love for Oregon State in my heart but I also want to say that's probably the reason," Carson said.
"I'm going to take my time and make sure before I commit this time. I want to make sure I make the right decision."
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