The irony of Carter possibly playing in Western New York won’t be lost on St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt.
Carter committed to the Bonnies in October, 2009 and later signed with the school, only to ask out of his letter of intent in May of the following year. Carter developed into a high-major player during his senior season at St. Anthony’s in Jersey City like his coach, Hall of Famer Bob Hurley, Sr., said he would and decided to attend Brewster Academy (N.H.). Carter signed with Rutgers in April, 2011.
Obviously in the Bulls’ favor is that Hurley’s son, Bobby, is coaching at UB, but he also hired former St. Anthony’s assistant Eric Harrield.
Working against UB is that others are in pursuit of the high-scoring guard including Florida and Duke. Florida assistant Rashon Burno played for Hurley at St. Anthony’s while Carter’s best friend, Cleveland Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, played at Duke.