Three days after making his official visit to Marquette, point guard Traci Carter has committed to the Golden Eagles.
Carter picked Marquette over offers from Xavier, Connecticut, Cincinnati and Creighton. Scout.com and Rivals.com consider the 6-foot, 165-pound point guard a four-star recruit, while 247 Sports has him as a three-star recruit.
A native of Philadelphia, Carter plays for former NBA forward Pervis Ellison at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. Carter suffered a lateral meniscus tear last April, forcing him to miss most of the summer between his junior and senior seasons of high school basketball.
Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski was in search of a point guard, especially after Nick Noskowiak was released from his letter of intent in February. Carter could have a chance to earn early playing time with guards Derrick Wilson and Matt Carlino graduating.
Carter joins power forward Henry Ellenson, center Matt Heldt, shooting guard Sacar Anim and small forward Haanif Cheatham in Wojciechowski’s first recruiting class.
Ellenson, Heldt and Cheatham have already signed, while Anim and Carter can’t sign their letters of intent until the late signing period opens on April 15. Marquette still has two available scholarships to add to its 2015 class, which is already considered to be among the top 10 in the nation.