Carter Whitt – Player Chess While Everyone Else is Playing Checkers
By Jamie Shaw

It was two years ago, the first time Carter Whitt stepped foot in a Phenom Hoops Camp. As most people know, since 2004 Phenom Hoops has been the go to camp for exposure, throughout this region. These players have gone on to the NBA, McDonald’s All American Games, College All Americans and everything in between.

Carter Whitt walked through our NC Junior Phenom doors and he made an immediate impact on all watching. At that time he was a 7th grader, and was performance against the likes of Zion Harmon, Jaden Springer, Jalen Cone, Carson McCorkle (all nationally ranked now) along with others. Whitt was a standout performer for the camp, and it wasn’t because of any high flying plays, it was because Whitt saw the game two plays ahead of everyone else.

Whitt was so good during the Junior Phenom camp that he got an invite back to play with the high schoolers. After his performance at the Junior Phenom we wrote, “Whitt brings a yes sir / no sir mentality to camp. He is a true point guard, with a sense of flair in his game. Whitt is able to get to the basket with ease and looks to make the correct pass if the defense collapses. Whitt’s camp coach Richard Daniels stated, “Carter is one of the most explosive kids I saw off the dribble today. He has great court vision and was great to watch.” We expect to hear this name a lot in the coming years.”

Whitt has continued to progress as a player. Even as a seventh grader, Whitt played 20 games on the varsity team at North Carolina’s Trinity of Raleigh, where he averaged 12 points, 1.8 boards and 2.5 assists per game. Since his 2015 performance at North Carolina’s Junior Phenom Camp, Whitt has been making a major name for himself across the country.

This past weekend Whitt was named to the Top 20 All Star game at the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, a camp which brings together the Top 8th graders from across the country. He also carries three early Division 1 offers as Middle Tennessee State, High Point and Liberty have all three stepped forward.

This is just the beginning for Whitt. He has started on his varsity basketball team since the 7th grade and this summer participated with Team Loaded NC 16s, playing up two age groups. Still, on a court with older and bigger players, Whitt still sees things 2 plays ahead of everyone else. He is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers, and its brilliant to watch. Higher level programs, jump in now and hold on.

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