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St. John's extends offer to 2015 guard Traci Carter

Lavin offers New Jersey guard a scholarship.

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St. John's has rebounded quickly after missing out on their main target, Isaiah Briscoe, last week.

On Monday, Steve Lavin got a commitment from combo guard, Samir Doughty. Now he has extended an offer to guard, Traci Carter. Carter is a 6'0" guard from Philadelphia who currently plays at Life Center Academy in New Jersey.

The guard is known for his shooting, ball handling and passing. However, he needs to build up his upper body strength if he hopes to succeed at the next level. Still, he has high-major interest and could be a solid addition to the Red Storm roster.

Before the summer began, there was a lot of hype surrounding Carter. Unfortunately for Carter, a torn meniscus limited his time on the court and prevented him from gaining exposure. Many of the schools who were keeping an eye on him moved on to other prospects and as a result Carter has had to re-establish himself.

Carter appears to be healthy now and the offers are beginning to come in. Carter, a four star prospect according to ESPN, has offers from St. John's, Hofstra, Cincinnati, SMU, Tennessee, and Dayton.

In addition, Rick Pitino and Louisville have begun to show interest in the New Jersey native. Rick Pitino visited with the guard recently and appears that he might extend an offer. Carter's coach at Life Center is Pervis Ellison, former All-American at Louisville.

Even with the signing of Doughty, St. John's still has plenty of playing time to offer Carter. St. John's has at least six more scholarships to give, and possibly eight, if two underclassmen decide to pursue professional opportunities.

And in fact, the signing of Doughty could help St. John's land Carter. Doughty and Carter are both from Philadelphia and recently took home Co-MVP honors at the Philadelphia vs. New York All City Classic.

Carter does not plan on making his decision until spring.

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