Jay Z's Nephew Nahziah Carter Commits to Washington Huskies

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

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Nahziah Carter, Jay Z's nephew, committed to play basketball for the Washington Huskies on Saturday. 

KING CARTER 👑 @_ClutchCarter


A 4-star shooting guard from Rochester, New York, Carter picked the Huskies over the Indiana Hoosiers, Georgetown Hoyas, Connecticut Huskies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, among others. 

Carter had initially committed to play for the Dayton Flyers, but he decided to re-open his recruitment after head coach Archie Miller left for a new job with the Indiana Hoosiers. 

According to Scout.com, Carter is the 29th-ranked shooting guard among all 2017 prospects and the ninth-ranked player at his position in the East Region. In New York, Carter is the No. 2 overall shooting guard in the 2017 recruiting class. 

late bloomer on the recruiting circuit, Carter has been turning heads recently thanks to his spring-loaded hops. 

His most notable aerial achievement came just a few weeks ago, when he hammered home a vicious dunk over Marvin Bagley—the top recruit in the class of 2018: 

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The @_ClutchCarter dunk over Bagley https://t.co/hnGb0bNlGy

For Washington, Carter's commitment is a big plus. 

Following former head coach Lorenzo Romar's dismissal in March, the Huskies appeared to be in dire straits on the recruiting front.

That's because the primary pieces of their heralded 2017 class, including No. 1 overall recruit Michael Porter Jr., 3-star point guard Blake Harris and 4-star shooting guard Daejon Davis, all were released from their national letters of intent and bolted elsewhere. 

But with Carter in tow alongside fellow 4-star wing Jaylen Nowell, the Huskies should be able to make due next season as they transition to life with Mike Hopkins at the helm. 


Recruit information courtesy of Scout.com