ST. LOUIS - Keith Carter, currently a senior at Proviso East High School outside of Chicago, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Saint Louis University and play basketball for the Billikens. He begins his four years of eligibility during the 2012-13 season.
A 6-foot point guard, Carter is a four-year starter at Proviso East, which last season posted a 22-6 record and figures to be one of the top teams in Illinois' Class 4A this season. In addition, he played on Team NLP on the AAU circuit.
"Keith Carter is an undervalued player," SLU head coach Rick Majerus said. "He has a great passing skill, can distribute the ball between the wings in transition and can kick-and-draw in the half court. Although he doesn't have a high school post, we feel good about the possibility of him being an adroit post feeder. Keith is an athlete with blow-by speed who can get to the rim. His decision-making skills belie his years. On paper, Keith is the best guard that we have recruited since coming to Saint Louis University. He is a special player in that the game makes sense to him.
"Keith is also a very good student, ranking in the top 15 percent of his high school class," Majerus said. "He has compiled excellent scores in high school as well as on his college admission tests, so he'll fit into the SLU mold of academic excellence very easily. He comes from a great family. His father, Keith Sr., is an avid fan and is someone who, along with Keith's mother, has sacrificed to give their son a leg up in the academic process. Keith is just a great young man and we, as players and coaches, are excited to have him join the Billiken basketball program."
The 2012-13 recruiting class also includes 6-6 forward Jared Drew (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral), who was announced last week. Click here to read more about Drew.