Point guard Chennedy Carter, the No. 6 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, announced Monday that she has signed with Texas A&M.
Carter, who averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a junior at Timberview (Mansfield, Texas) also had been considering Kansas, Louisville and South Carolina.
Carter was a member of the USA Basketball team that won gold over the summer at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile. Carter averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in five games with the national team. Her .622 field goal percentage ranked among the best in the tournament.
"At that level, everybody is athletic, but [Carter] has an explosiveness and a get-by-you speed that goes along with her handles that makes her impossible to stop," Timberview coach Kit Martin said after Carter was selected to the U.S. team. "It's going to take more than one person to stop her."
Indeed, Texas A&M is perhaps getting the best guard in the recruiting class when it comes to driving, drawing contact and incorporating acrobatics while making it all look easy. She is an impact guard and a building block for the Aggies'' future.
Carter is the fifth member of coach Gary Blair's impressive class and the third Top 100 prospect. Also committing to Texas A&M are No. 80 N'dea Jones, a 6-2 forward; No. 89 Kayla Wells, a 6-0 guard; and three-star prospects Emer Nichols and Jada Walton. Look for the Aggies to move into the top 10 when the class ranking are updated later this week.
Carter's commitment means that just one top-10 prospect remains undeclared. No. 5 Sidney Cooks, a 6-4 forward, is expected to announce her decision on Tuesday.
The early signing period runs through Wednesday.