BEN CARTER (2018 Montana Commit in the Big Sky Conference)

6'10'' Power Forward, Class of 2018 Prospect

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  • February 2017 - U20 Australian National Championships with South Australia State Team.  Gold medal won.   Footage here.

  • December 2016 - U18 FIBA Oceania Championships - Qualifiers for U19 World Championships in July 2017

  • September 2016 - U19 "Baby Boomers" Australian National Team Training Camp

  • July 2016 - Adidas Uprising Tour to United States

  • April 2016 – South Australian u18 State Representative – Australian National Championships - injured in game 4.

  • April 2016 - U17 National Team - Top 30.

 

featured athlete, 6'10'' Power Forward Ben Carter committed to the University of Montana in the Big Sky Conference.

Ben is one of the nation's best big men in the 2018 class.

He has played on winning teams throughout his junior career at club and state level;

Over the past 2 years he has won gold and silver, playing U20 national championships, coached by Scott Whitmore (blog here: Our story and journey to become National Champions https://bit.ly/2sGmVVu) and Paul Rigoni respectively.

Prior to that he competed in one of the most successful TeamLivon Asia Pacific teams in history at the Adidas Summer Championships, in Las Vegas, with Randy Livingston (Q&A with Randy Livingston, leader of Team Asia Pacific at Adidas Summer Championships and Nationshttps://bit.ly/2JmhoKK).

He came through the Sturt Sabres junior program, a program widely known as the top club program in the country for male youth player development, playing in teams with guys like Alex Mudronja (St Marys), Isaac White (Stanford), Lat Mayen (TCU), Jacob Rigoni (Quinnipiac), Uche Dibiamaka (UTRGV). In 2015 he competed on a Sturt team I coached, going 50-3 for the year, as one of the best teams in the country. A year later he played in Liam Flynn Coached Sturt team, winning a Silver medal at the prestigious National tournament, the Melbourne Classics.

Having coached Ben at Sturt, in the U18 SA Metro program and state's high-performance program (NITP) I can say that U of Montana are getting a proven winner. A young man that plays with a combination of physical toughness and basketball IQ I have not seen, finds ways to keep scores ticking over, be it helping others getting open, or scoring himself, makes buckets come easy for himself and his teammates. He can score all over the floor as a pick and dive or pick and pop big man. He is a physically tough defender, able to take space up around the rim, change shots, also moves well laterally, able to show and recover in ball screen defense. He is very coachable and determined to keep getting better as an athlete.

Coach Decuire and Coach Cobb know how to talent ID good Aussies for their program with Fabijan Krslovic, from Australia, having had a great career with the Grizz. He was a 4 year starter, able to get them to the NCAA tournament in his Senior year. Ben is a proven winner, joining a winning program.

Coach Cobb told us this about Ben and his new program; "We are very happy for the addition of Ben to our basketball program and family. He is not only a good basketball player, but fits our mission of bringing high character student-athletes who care about their degree. Ben is a great fit in our system and look forward to seeing the development over the next few years!"

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