The NCAA Basketball recruiting class of 2023 is starting to get full attention, now that the 2022 class is all but handled. There are plenty of interesting prospects to watch, including some set to make decisions soon. One of them is Carlton Carrington, a rising prospect in the class of 2023, who is reportedly going to announce his college team on June 15th.
Carrington is a 6’4 shooting guard that is an impressive shotmaker from all three levels. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, he’s a solid athlete and a good defender and passer as well. According to 247sportsComposite, he’s ranked in the top-150 overall but the site itself has Carrington exactly at No. 100.
There are five teams reportedly in the running for the shooting guard in Iona, Pittsburgh, George Mason, Loyola-Chicago, and Stanford. With the local Maryland Terrapins not in the picture it seems, the others have a shot at landing a four-star caliber prospect.
Here’s a look at how Carrington would fit with each of the five reported finalists.
George Mason Patriots
The Patriots are set to be a competitor in the Atlantic 10 next season, thanks to the return of star forward Josh Oduro. There’s also a top-100 shooting guard prospect in Justyn Fernandez coming in, one of the highest-ranked players to join the program out of high school. With guards DeVon Cooper and Tennessee transfer Victor Bailer Jr. leaving after next season, there will be some room in the backcourt for someone like Carrington to join.
But with Fernandez there, the recruit in question may have to play out of position. The Patriots don’t have a clear point guard and Carrington could be a ball-handler but they’d likely add a transfer guard. This is now the local option for him and that has a lot of appeal but there would be a roadblock for him in terms of starting that may not be there for other options.