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Summit's John Carter commits to Navy

Summit senior basketball player John Carter committed to Navy recently.

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Carter – a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and four-year starter – took an official visit to Annapolis last weekend and informed the Navy coaching staff at a meeting before he concluded his visit on Monday.

“The education is there is second to none,” Carter said. “I know that if I go there, I’ll be educated a high level. After college, I’ll have to serve five years. I’m getting paid a lot to serve in the military. That caught my eye. Everyone wants to make money … they want to be successful. I’ll be making a lot of money in getting a guaranteed job out of college. That’s what sold it.”

Carter averaged 18.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.3 assists per game as a junior. He shot 52 percent from the field, 43 percent from the 3-point line and 72 percent from the free throw line.

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Carter’s only other offer was from Campbell (N.C.) University.

Summit had a 19-8 record last season, placing third in District 11-AAA before falling to Dickson County in the 11-AAA Tournament quarterfinals.

“I told all of the teams who were recruiting me that I wanted to make a decision before my senior season started so that I can just go out and play and enjoy the senior year,” Carter said.

Reach Craig Harris at 615-259-8238 and on Twitter @CHTennessean. 

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