April 15, 2024

Providence’s Devin Carter Declares for 2024 NBA Draft; Projected 1st-Round Pick | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Devin Carter #22 of the Providence Friars dribbles in the first half against the Creighton Bluejays during the Quarterfinals of the Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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After starring for Providence for the past two seasons, junior guard Devin Carter is ready to test his skills at the professional level.

Carter announced on social media on Wednesday that he is declaring for the 2024 NBA draft:

Devin Carter @kingcarter2225

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B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman projected Carter to be a first-round pick in his latest mock draft, going at No. 16 to the Miami Heat.

After beginning his collegiate career with South Carolina in 2021, Carter transferred to Providence and immediately established himself as a primary option. He has started every game for the Friars over the past two years, and in 2023-24 he posted impressive averages of 19.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals.

Carter was named Big East Player of the Year and earned All-American honorable mention honors by AP. Unfortunately, Providence was controversially left out of the field for the NCAA Tournament, robbing Carter of the chance to showcase his skills during March Madness.

Carter’s rebounding average jumps off the page, especially considering that he’s just 6’3″. He also added 32 blocked shots this year, and Wasserman declared that his “versatility and intangibles” would allow him to see playing time immediately in the NBA.

“Unteachable defensive intensity, toughness and instincts separate Carter and fuel his identity, though he’s entered the lottery conversation by developing into a dangerous shot-maker and crafty pick-and-roll ball-handler,” Wasserman stated.

Carter is the son of Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach Anthony Carter, who played 13 seasons in the NBA after entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 1999.

This year’s NBA draft will be held on June 26-27 in New York City with the first round taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.