Cesar Chavez High School talented 6-foot senior point guard Donald Carter is a nice talent in Arizona's 2017 class. Among the top rated point guard prospects in the class, Carter is a nice talent that has the potential to play the game at the division-I level. Unfortunately for Carter he has not received the recruiting attention he deserves up to this point, but he is definitely worthy of the respect as a player.
Carter played this spring and summer with the Arizona Power Black 17U team, a team loaded with much of the state's top talented prospects in the state from the 2017 class. Carter was the team's point man and floor general this club season and has the potential to play at a high level over time.
Carter initially received a division-I offer a year ago from Northern Colorado, but then the old staff from the school was relieved of their duties as a staff, and now the new coaching staff has taken over. Carter has yet to be recruited by the new staff at the program.
Carter is hopeful that he will be able to land a division-I deal for himself, but it has just not happened for him yet. Carter will need to make a decision to sign in thefall or wait until the spring, where he will be able to give himself more time to generate more recruiting interest for himself. Carter will most likely go through the fall without signing and shoot for the late spring signing period, but he could elect to do something early. It is still unclear for Carter at this point. We shall only see what happens to Carter in the recruiting process.
Carter is among the top point guard prospects in the class and would be an absolute steal for a division-II program, which is where he most likely will land after the high school ranks - but not a bad solution for Carter. In the right program, Carter has the ability to lead a college program and also excel in the right system - a system where he can get up and down the floor in a fast-breaking style system.
If Carter does wait until the late spring signing period, I look for Carter to gain much more college interest this high school season, but it will definitely take a college coach to spend the time evaluating him as a player. Regardless of what level Carter lands at, he is a very nice guard prospect - worthy of any recruiting attention he attracts.