There aren‘t many players in the country as lucky as 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore Jawan Carter. The Wilmington, Del. native has a loaded team to work with from his point guard position, making his job look easy. He auditions his talents for college coaches with a roster similar to a high major program with the Playaz Basketball program.
The Tatnall High School product runs the show for Jimmy Salmons’ Playaz Basketball Program. The team is deep and talented. Brandon Costner, Ryan Ayers, Wayne Ellington, Gerald Henderson and Carter are all recognized by Rivals.com as top 100 players in the country. Rivals.com ranks Carter as the No. 9 player in his class. With all of the talent, the point guard says everyone accepts their role on the team.
“Even though we are young, all of us respect each other so there is no animosity,” Carter said. “We are all fans of each other. There is no jealousy at all.”
Carter continues to shed his rep as a 6-foot scoring guard. He sets up teammates nicely and runs the offense like a seasoned veteran. Defensively, Carter has quick hands and gets around the bucket for rebounds.
“I have a scoring ability and that’s what people know me as after last year but with all of this around me it helps me show that I can run the point at a high level,” Carter said. “Plus with this team, you can load up on assists or have a pass that led to an assist. I’m building leadership right now. I’m glad I have the opportunity to do that.”
Several colleges are looking at giving him the opportunity to run their offenses at the next level. Carter is listing Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Missouri, St. Joseph’s, Villanova, Notre Dame, Virginia and North Carolina as his top schools.
“I’m looking for a school with high academics, a good community and feel for where I can fit into the system,” Carter said. “This is going to sound kind of weird but I’m looking for a place with good weather. That means a lot.”
Carter averaged 23 points and seven assists as a sophomore and plans on trips to the prestigious ABCD camp, the NBA Players Association camp and the 5-Star camp this summer.