It has been an a exciting and eventful summer for a young but talented prospect from North Carolina.

2017 David Caraher, a very intriguing and gifted talent from North Carolina, has had a unique off-season with a great summer on the AAU circuit and breaking news involving a move to a new school and about his recruitment.

Caraher, who is ranked No. 4 in the Phenom Hoops 2017 rankings, has been working hard throughout the off-season, both on the court and in the weight room, as he continues to develop an all-around game.

“(It’s) been going great,” Caraher said when asked how his summer has been going for him. “Really working hard in the weight room and in the gym, trying to take my game to another level.”

“(Been) really working on my ball handling and my isolation moves, while being able to face up and play on the wing. Then my lateral foot speed and staying in front of smaller, quicker guards.”

Along with his training, Caraher played with Team Loaded this past season on the AAU circuit, where he got a chance to show his talent in front of several Division I coaches, which it seems to have paid off with interest picking up among other schools.

“It was great,” he said. “I love Team Loaded and their coaches. Played really well in Las Vegas and had a great summer. Really enjoyed it and picked up some great new schools recruiting me.”

Caraher was once committed to Butler until he announced that he had decommitted from the Bulldogs to see his other options and make the best decision for himself. It seemed to be a mutual separation and Butler certainly could be a future landing spot for the North Carolina native down the road.

“I just thought that I jumped the gun a little early on my recruitment and I wanted to look at other options and make sure I made the right decision,” he told Phenom Hoops. “I have a great deal of respect for Coach Holtmann and his staff, as well as the Butler basketball program. Just want to weigh my options again and let some other schools that maybe didn’t get a chance to recruit me do so. It was mutual and very professional.”

So what other schools have been picking up interest in the 6’6 prospect'

He has heard lately from North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC State, Davidson, Longwood, Marquette, Georgetown, Clemson, Citadel, Appalachian State, Houston Baptist, Princeton, Richmond, and St. Louis.

“They have all said that they have a good interest and they will be there this fall to watch me workout and practice, as well as come to some of my games.”

North Carolina, Wake Forest, Longwood, Richmond, Houston Baptist, Princeton, and Georgetown have been the programs that have been showing the strongest interest though as of late. Caraher is certainly hoping that these interests turns into offers, as those schools would be high on his list in possibly landing the North Carolina native.

Not only has his recruitment been picking up but Caraher will also be playing for another school this coming year, as he transferred to Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point. The Trojans recently lost the top player in the nation in Harry Giles, but have picked up some big prospects, including Caraher, where he hopes to perform on the big stage and gets to play with Division I talent all-around him.

“I feel like it is a great situation,” he said. “I get to play with big-time players in Brandon Childress, Kwe Parker, Jalen Johnson, Michael Buckland, and Ian Steere and we have a chance to be special. I feel like we can really make a run at the state title this year.”

Like we said, it has been an exciting and up-and-down summer for Caraher but the future seems to be looking bright for him. His recruitment will certainly continue to grow if he develops his game and puts in the hard work he has this entire summer.

But he can solidify that with his play at Wesleyan, a talent pool for Division I prospects. And here at Phenom Hoops, we know that he is capable of showing that he belongs as one of the top players in North Carolina and in the country.

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