BALTIMORE — On Saturday, as Pitt takes on Clemson, there will be one especially important spectator in the crowd.
Pitt signee Carlton Carrington, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Baltimore, Maryland, will be in attendance for the matchup, he told Pittsburgh Sports Now after his game on Friday night.
He was initially scheduled to head down to Oakland for the Pitt-UNC game last week, but after his game the night before went late, his family decided to push the trip back a week. However, Carrington has had his eyes on the Panthers all season long and is awfully excited about their recent run.
“It’s been exciting,” Carrington told PSN. “A lot of people had questions when I first committed, like, ‘Why them? They’re always usually in the middle of the ACC,’ and I get to talk my trash now. So it’s definitely exciting.”
Carrington, who plays for St. Frances Academy, scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out six assists in an intense battle with Mount Saint Joseph’s, who was led by UMBC commit Ace Valentine and Illinois commit Amani Hansberry. MSJ came out on top in an electric atmosphere in the Charm City.
“It feels great,” Carrington said about being signed to Pitt. “I’m playing freely. Playing my game kind of relaxed more. Not so focused on trying to get a scholarship, but trying to get my teammates scholarships. That helps.”
After the game, Carrington caught up with PSN’s George Michalowski. Watch the full interview below.