Down to two SEC schools for Texas hoopster

Mississippi Scout
Posted Apr 22, 2010

The 6' 8", 230-pound forward took in official visits to Ole Miss and Alabama in consecutive weekends. Now it is decision time. To learn more, click below.

"Our family went over to Alabama this past weekend," added Jason's father, John. "I guess you could say that our first impression is that it seemed to be a pretty vibrant community. It was a little more rural than we anticipated, but that was a pleasant surprise."

What did the Carter's want to learn as a family before they arrived on the Alabama visit?

"We just wanted to get a feel for the community and environment and see the campus and town. Like I said, everything kind of checked out. "

What did they learn about this issues?

"We just had a chance to see the community and what is available for Jason in not on their campus but the city as well. I am from Louisiana and it kind of reminded me of being back home but just not as large."

What stood out about Alabama over everything else?

"I think the academic environment really stood out. The academic support they provide you really gives their student athletes a chance to graduate. They have a really large percentage of their student athletes earning their degrees, and that was very impressive."

More importantly, how does Jason fit into the Alabama basketball program?

"I think Jason will be a perfect fit for Alabama's team. They are playing an up-tempo fast game which allows him to use his versatility and step out and hit the 10 to 15 foot jumper. They are also developing young players, and they have a really good conditioning and skill developmental programs to help the younger guys out."

Have the Carter's narrowed the two schools down to Alabama and Ole Miss?

"Yes, that is pretty much it right now. It is pretty much 50/50 between Ole Miss and Alabama. We will make a decision this week. We just have not sat down as a family and gone over all of the pros and cons which each school. When we do that, we will make an informed decision and will let the media know."

What stands out about Ole Miss the most?

"I think he has a good feeling for their campus. He really likes the campus over there. That is one of the strong points with Jason. It is actually a little smaller (than Alabama's campus) but it is a nicer campus."

And Alabama?

"With Alabama I think it is probably the convenience with their campus having everything right there together. His dorm, cafeteria, and study hall will all be connected. The convenience of Alabama's set up really stands out to him."

Stay here at to learn the latest with Jason Carter.

Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at

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