Class of 2019 and Bettendorf, Iowa based 4-star point guard D.J. Carton announced the final six schools that he is considering via Twitter last night:
— Dee Jay (@DJCarton) May 11, 2018
Carton, who is ranked in the top 50 nationally by 247 Sports, had offers from at least 19 programs, but the final six seems generally consistent with expectations.
In an interview with Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog, Carton discussed each of his six remaining options and had this to say about Indiana:
“I feel like Indiana has made me a big priority. I feel like they really expressed their interest all along when they’ve been recruiting me. Coach Archie [Miller] and coach [Tom] Ostrum have talked to me a lot. I feel like they’ve done a good job of building a different environment there. They have good days coming in the future. I talk to them almost on a daily basis and stuff.”
Carton also believes the addition of Romeo Langford “definitely gets them more interest from 2019 players because everybody wants to play with a good player. I feel like that team’s got a lot of good things in the future and is starting to build a winning culture, so I really like the way they’re going.”
You can see what he had to say about each of the six remaining schools in that story.
Carton took a 2-day unofficial visit to Indiana in January. The visit included the Purdue game, so he was able to experience an IU game day environment at its best. You can watch him discuss that visit here.
Carton is playing for the Quad City Elite in the NY2LA circuit. Through two weekends he is averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.5 assists per game.
According to the Des Moines Register, Carton has already spoken with Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan about setting up summer visits, and wants to visit Iowa as well. He is expected to decide in the late summer/early fall.
You can watch video of some of his recent action with Quad City here. A few things that stand out are his defensive intensity, his court vision, his burst off the dribble and his strong off hand.
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