HONOLULU - The University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball program received a National Letter of Intent from Barton County (Kansas) Community College guard Jason Carter, Monday. Carter is UH’s second recruit to commit during the late signing period, joining Slovenian Dane Dmitrovic.
“Out of high school, Jason was one of the Top 100 players in the country,” UH head coach Riley Wallace said. “He’s quick, athletic, and a good perimeter shooter. With his 40-inch vertical (leap), he’s a great finisher in the open court.”
Carter, a left-hander, was a two-year starter for head coach Ryan Wolf at Barton County. This past season, Carter (5-10, 155) averaged 16.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, shooting 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range. He helped the Cougars (22-10), which lost in the quarterfinals of the Region VI Tournament, finish second in the league in scoring average (86.9). Earlier this season, Carter had a career-high 30 points in an overtime win over Butler County.
In his freshman season, Carter and the Cougars won the Region VI Championship and finished seventh in the NJCAA Tournament.
Carter picked UH over South Carolina. He was also recruited by San Jose State and Wichita State.