Forward by Janx
Have all participated in the famous Adidas Nations tournament. This is our chance to find out about Ben's experience.
Ben Carter with LivOn founder, former NBA player and current Assistant Coach at LSU, Randy Livingston
Ben Carter is a 2018 featured athlete, Sturt Sabres and SA Metro Junior, that recently competed in the Adidas Uprising tournament and then was selected to take part in the very prestigious Adidas Nations Tournament a week after. Knowing Ben and his capabilities it is no surprise he was selected to take part in Adidas Nations, and has recently taken part in National Selection Camps for our U19 National team. I've been lucky to coach Ben at the National Intensive Training Program (2013-15), U18 State level (2015/16), Assistant at U16 State level (2013/14) and at the Sturt Sabres in U18 Div 1 team in 2014/15. Subsequent to that he has allowed me to assist him through the www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com platform and it is a privilege to continue to work Ben and his family. He is a formidable big man with a unique mix of power, versatile skills, size and IQ that I have never seen in an SA Junior player.
During Adidas Nations, he played for Randy Livingston’s Team LivOn. At Nations he was playing with against many ranked US prospects which is a great opportunity to see where is at, as one of the youngest players to take part.
This was a great opportunity for Ben who 3 games into the recent U18 National Championships went down with an ankle sprain. As one of the top big men, in the age group, in the country, this injury was devastating for Ben and the team alike, so for him to have this event to rehab towards was outstanding. During his rehab he was lucky enough to workout with former NBA player and Adelaide 36er Kevin Brooks on a daily basis.
Noted by College Scouts watching on for his great hands, good skillset for his imposing frame and a great passer. Now he is back he is ready to take what he was learned and apply an even more determined mindset to ascend as one of the top big men in the country.
Ben getting up in an U18 State trial game.
Over to Ben (questions by Janx):
Tell us about your rehab after U18 Nationals:
The rehab after nationals was long and hard as during this recovery period I had to miss out on numerous games, training's, and even tournaments. As my ankle injury had taken me out for around 8 weeks