COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
WEIGHT: 250 POUNDS
AGE: 22 YEARS OLD
POSITION: POWER FORWARD/CENTER
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 12.5pts, 7reb, 1.9ast
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: EARLY TO MIDDLE SECOND ROUND/STOCK IS RISING
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: ?????????? get an NBA comp
PLAYER SUMMARY: Robert Carter Jr. was a key contributor on a very talented Maryland team. His teammates Diamond Stone and Melo Trimble were 2 main contributors and both should be drafted in the NBA Draft in June. Carter Jr. has a chance to be selected as well as he has proved at the NBA Draft Combine that he should be selected.
The transfer from Georgia Tech is an above-average rebounder. What stood out in our view while evaluating his game was his versatile offensive game. He has the ability to step outside and hit the 3-pointer. He is a good ball-handler for his height. Carter Jr. shows the ability to score with his back to the basket as he has some nice low-post moves. We like the 22-year old’s offensive potential. In our opinion, he will be a “stretch-4′ at the NBA level due to his ability to shoot from the outside. He can create mismatches because of his offensive repertoire.
Carter Jr. really helped himself at the NBA Combine. While watching the combine, he showed his offensive potential. As the NBA is heading to a more offensive game a player like Carter Jr. can be a good rotational player. We were very impressed from what we saw at the combine. He showed the ability to score with a jump-hook, hit the 3-pointer, and drive to the basket. His offensive game will translate to the NBA level.
A main concern for Carter Jr. is his conditioning. He gets winded very quickly. He has worked hard on his conditioning, losing around 30 pounds since transferring from Georgia Tech. We have concerns about his defensive ability at the next level. Is he quick enough to cover athletic Power Forwards? He must get in better shape if he is going to play significant minutes on a daily basis. If he can improve his conditioning it will help him immensely.
We watched a lot of Maryland games this past season. The Terrapins had a lot of talent so very rarely did one player stand out and take over a game . From watching Carter Jr. towards the end of the college season and up to the NBA Combine we were impressed with his development. We believe he will be a second round pick in June’s NBA Draft. He has an excellent chance of making the NBA team he is selected by. He will bring an NBA ready offensive arsenal to his future employer. Carter Jr. is a player we think might surprise people and be a good rotational player in the NBA. We believe he has the potential to be selected at the top half of the second round due to his offensive skill-set.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF ROBERT CARTER JR.