Just days after taking an official visit to Pitt, class-of-2023 guard Carlton Carrington has now set a commitment date and will decide between the following five schools: Pitt, George Mason, Iona, Stanford, and Loyola Chicago.
Carrington will announce his commitment at Noon EST on Wednesday, June 15 on a live stream with CBS Sports. After speaking with Carrington on multiple occasions before and after his visit, PSN believes that Pitt is the clear favorite to land Carrington.
Carrington is a four-star guard, ranked as the No. 100 overall prospect in the class by 247Sports. He stands at 6-foot-3 and plays for St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, as well as Team Melo on the Nike EYBL circuit. He has been talking with associate head coach Milan Brown as well as head coach Jeff Capel for more than one year now, and has visited Pitt’s campus twice since last fall.
“I’ve been communicating with Coach Brown and Coach Capel a lot and actually for over a year now,” Carrington tells PSN. “Our communication during this time has gone really well and they told me that they wanted me to come up for an official visit, so I accepted the opportunity [to visit]. What stood out to me about the weekend was the amazing campus that Pitt has, plus the surrounding area. Also, just everything that the University of Pittsburgh has to offer aside from just athletics. Basketball wise, what stands out to me about Pitt is the amazing conference that they play in along with the coaches on the staff. Also, getting to see it, Pitt’s basketball facilities are really nice.”
Carlton Carrington continues to shoot the ball beautifully for Saint Frances @SFA_Basketball . They go on a run to end the half and have a loud crowd behind them. They lead by 4 at the break. pic.twitter.com/kR8VQOEk2z
— Capitol Hoops (@CapitolHoops) December 6, 2021
Carrington is known for his outstanding shooting ability above all other skills, but also has excellent length out on the wing that allows him to defend and make plays.
2023 Carlton Carrington of St Frances @SFA_Basketball with an impressive performance at the National HS Hoops Festival.
◾️Good Positional Size + Length
◾️Perimeter Shotmaker w/NBA Range
◾️Flashes of Secondary Playmaking
◾️Can Attack Closeouts Off the Bounce pic.twitter.com/W0VInYl14T
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) December 10, 2021
“Pitt is trying to recruit me and sell me on the opportunity that I would have here to play right away,” said Carrington. “Of course, it would be up to me and how I’d perform, but I could play right from the start. I really like that because I want a college that I can come in right away and play, especially in a conference that they’re in. They brought up to me all of the guards that will be graduating after this coming season.”
If he does commit to the Panthers, Carrington will join wing Marlon Barnes out of Brush high school in Cleveland, Ohio as the 2023 prospects committed to the program heading into their senior seasons.