The men's basketball freshmen class has put in extra work in the weight room
Sophomore Julian Royal is eager to contribute and play a bigger role in 2012-13
Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey are playing big parts in Georgia Tech's big push forward
A year of learning new system have Jackets feeling smarter and more cohesive
Tech will try to work the ball into the "bigs" more this season.
One of the nation's top-rated prep big men ... Invited to participate in training camp for USA Basketball's Under-18 team to prepare for the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in the summer of 2012, but did not make the team ... Ranked No. 33 nationally (6th among power forwards) in the Rivals150 prep player rankings ... Rated 21st among the nation's seniors according to ESPN, Carter also ranked 7th among the nation's power forwards by ESPN.
Tech coaches like his versatility and complete skill set, good shooting touch from the perimeter and the skill to be able to stretch defenses ... Difficult to guard in the post and keep off of the backboards ... Plays unselfishly and passes the ball well.
Played his senior season at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga., for coach Kim Rivers, and earned first-team all-state honors in class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Generals went 19-3, made it out of the region 8AAAAA playoffs but lost in the second round of the state tournament to eventual champion Milton ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior at class AA Thomasville High School, where he averaged 20.3 points, 14 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for coach Ben Tillman ... Helped the Bulldogs to three straight region 1-AA titles.
Full name is Robert Lawrence Carter ... Born April 4, 1994 in Thomasville, Ga. ... Son of Robert and Linda Carter ... Enjoys table tennis and baseball ... Dad put a basketball in his hands at age 3 ... Chose Tech because of its academic reputation, the basketball program and networking opportunities ... Plans to study Business Administration.