After a season that put the basketball team back on the map, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are set to improve further next year. Per Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk, three-star recruit Simeon Carter has opted to join Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown in Dallas.
A 6-foot-9 forward from Charlotte, North Carolina, Carter averaged 14.5 points, 9.7 boards and four blocks per game in his senior season at West Charlotte High School. At SMU, he will join a talented frontcourt that already includes seniors Jordan Tolbert and Markus Kennedy, and junior Ben Moore. He may struggle to find playing time, but his skillset will not go unnoticed in Larry Brown’s system.
SMU had its best season in over two decades in 2015, going 27-7 (15-3 AAC) en route to winning the American Athletic Conference tournament. The team entered the NCAA tournament as a No. 6 seed, ultimately suffering a heartbreaking loss to the No. 11 UCLA Bruins in the Round of 64.
Needless to say, having Carter come aboard should ensure that the team gets back to the big dance, so Mustangs fans should be excited.
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