John Hay's Carter to Lehigh

John Hay senior standout and ESPNHS All-State guard Devon Carter has made a verbal commitment to attend Lehigh University in Pennsylvania next year. Carter announced his decision earlier this week via his Twitter account.

“I choose Lehigh because you can’t beat their academics there and I feel that I can contribute to their success early (in my career),” Carter told ESPNHS. “Family is also important to me and I felt like I was a part of their family when I was there.”

Carter, one of the state’s top combo guards, averaged 20 points and six dimes last year to help the Hornets advance to the Division II region title game. The 6-foot-3, 195 pounder is rated a two-star recruit by ESPNU, and Lehigh’s coaching staff envisions him earning significant minutes as a freshman. The Hawks went 16-15 last year and have another Ohio star on the roster in former GlenOak guard C.J. McCollum.

Carter planned to sign with Lehigh later this week then turn his attention to his final season at Hay. “The goal is a state championship,” he says. “Everything else will take care of itself.”