McCarter is exhibit 1 on why highlight videos should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Those videos mean absolutely nothing when it comes to how a kid’s playing career at a school will go. Those videos never show the mistakes that every player makes or the poor decision making. Most of the time, they show kids making plays against opponents, most of whom won’t be playing D-1 basketball.LOL it’s awesome when a mid-major has the best player on the floor even when playing a P5 program with all the advantages. That was Murray State with JA Morant this year.
I don’t know anything about how Tre Clark compares to a guy like JA Morant ceiling-wise, but if he’s 1/4 of the player Morant is, we’ve got a good addition on our hands. In any case, looking forward to seeing how his career at VCU pans out.
Athleticism isn’t the sole litmus test for career trajectory, but it sure makes for hopeful prognostication. On the other hand I remember seeing a BallIsLife highlight video of Reco McCarter dunking over NC State commit and McDonald’s All-American C.J. Leslie on a fast break and thinking he’d be the next big thing at VCU. That was before he barely played as a freshman and ended up transferring to Campbell in the Big South.
Hope always springs eternal with unproven high school stars and prognostication is part of the fun of it. Here’s hoping Tre has a standout career here.