"He's a very explosive scorer and shooter. He's a great combination of scorer and defender. Normally, if you're one, you're not the other. He's one of the better on-ball defenders in AAU ball."
WVU projects Carter as a point guard, even though he's only been at the position for a season.
"He's definitely a scorer," Simpkins said. "He came in here as a shooter in the eighth grade. I told him he needed to add point-guard skills. He did.
"He can shoot the 3. Off the bounce he has a mid-range game. He's quick and a very tough and good kid. He's a coachable kid from a good family. He's a 'Yes, coach' type of kid.
"I believe he's a Bob Huggins-type kid who can add shooting to their [Mountaineer] team."
Simpkins' NLP team defeated Team Thad of Memphis in the AAU championship.
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