While seemingly every team in the country is battling the newfound challenge of a booming number of transfers, Keith Dambrot and Duquesne are right in the middle of the madness trying to build next year’s roster.
The newest additions to Duquesne’s recruiting board are Cam Martin and Chico Carter, who played for Missouri Southern State University (DII) and Murray State (DI), respectively.
Martin is a 6-foot-9, 240-pound scoring machine who put up as much as 38 points in a game this season. He averaged 25 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 58% from the field and 45% from 3-point range. He played 35+ minutes in 14 of his 23 games this season, playing 40 or more in seven of them, including a few overtime contests.
The Yukon, Ohio native was an absolutely dominant offensive force at the Division II level, and will look to make a similar impact at the Division I level. He also recently earned Division II Second Team All-American honors for the second straight year. With his accurate shooting numbers and touch around the rim, Martin seems to project well at the Division I level for a program like Duquesne.
On March 18, Martin said he planned to announce a top seven list around a week from then, but no list has been released yet. He has heard from over 50 programs since his entrance into the portal and is certainly one to keep an eye on.
Next up is Chico Carter Jr., a 6-foot-2 guard from Murray State. Since entering the portal, he has heard from Duquesne, Georgia State, Georgia, NC State, UIC, Boston College, and more.
Carter played in 26 games for the Racers this year, averaging 24.1 minutes and scoring 12.7 points on 51% shooting. He also shot at an impressive rate from 3-point range and the free-throw line, going 44% on long balls and hitting 81% of his free throws. Carter is quick, crafty, and an excellent ball handler, among other skills.
Playing for the alma mater of NBA star Ja Morant, the 6-foot-2 Carter is a very explosive guard, similar to Morant in that he can fly his way through the lane and finish strong.
Duquesne is certainly in the market for new guards for next year’s roster, and Carter might be the right fit for Dambrot and his team.