|Team: Boston College|
H: 6' 2"|
W: 200 lbs
(25 Years Old)
|RSCI: 152 ||
High School: Brewster Academy
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
An athletic combo guard with very good length and a solid build, Elijah Carter (Unranked Scout, #109 Rivals, Unranked ESPN) is a dynamic weapon on the offensive end with a decent set of developing skills.
In terms of scoring the ball, Carter is at his best going to the basket, where he finishes well with good body control, creativity, and touch. He finished on a variety of floaters, lay-ups, and finger-rolls this week, adjusting in the lane to help-side defenders when necessary. He isn't the greatest ball-handler, but he takes advantage of holes in the defense in the half-court and transition.
Carter's perimeter jumper is inconsistent at this stage, though he shows the ability to hit spotting up and pulling up, showing little hesitation to throw up shots when he's open. His shot selection can use some work, as could his somewhat sloppy shooting form.
As a point guard, Carter is still very much a score first player, while he doesn't appear to yet have the mentality to run a team full time. He occasionally makes some nice passes on drive-and-dishes or in transition, but is looking for his own offense in most situations.
Defensively, despite showing good ability at times, Carter takes plays off too frequently and is prone to getting beat off the dribble due to not moving his feet, though to his credit he will try and stay in plays even after he's beat.
Looking forward, Carter will need to work on being a more balanced floor general should he make the transition to the point guard transition, and should work on being more consistent with his perimeter shooting and defense regardless of what position he ends up playing. If he's able to do so, he has all the makings of a very good college player.