Nahziah Carter has made one of many critical decisions in his basketball career by committing to the University of Washington. Carter is commonly known as the nephew of star rapper, Jay Z, but he has quickly made a name for himself by showing flashes of pro like talent.
Coming out of Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester New York, Carter averaged 13.6 points per game while grabbing 3 boards each contest. Although his stat line is not the flashiest, he has risen in popularity due to his extreme athleticism that has been exposed by social media outlets.
After losing a star in Markelle Fultz, the Huskies needed to recruit a player that could replace the energy that Fultz brought to the gym and with this pick up, Washington did just that. Although Carter committed to Dayton early, he soon realized that this decision was a detrimental one after he saw that head coach Archie Miller left for Indiana.
Carter is a three-star recruit, but coaches see potential in him. Carter’s sudden boost in recruitment status has been credited by his outstanding play in the Nike EYBL circuit, where he averaged 12.7 points and 4 boards per game. He stole the show when he posted 20 points in two consecutive games while his Uncle Z was watching.
Not only did Carter blow up in the circuit, he proved that he feared no rim protector as he slammed it over number one recruit, Marvin Bagley, in a game. At 6’6 190-pounds, Carter has been compared to the likes of a young Kobe Bryant or Vince Carter.
Those comparisons give Carter a tall bar to reach, but maybe this three-star recruit could become the next mamba. In the coming days, it will be interesting to see what Jay Z has to say about this commitment. Jay Z is the owner of the struggling Brooklyn Nets, and maybe Jay Z could work some magic and draft Carter in the next couple drafts. Until then, look for Nahziah Carter to be on highlight reels for the next year. For now, he’ll be representing the University of Washington while wearing purple and gold.