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Jon Rothstein Labels Cam Carter CBB’s Early Breakout Star

Despite averaging 6.5 points per game for Jerome Tang’s squad in the 2022-23 season, Kansas State‘s junior guard has been putting the nation on high alert for his upcoming season.

Carter has been sensational to start the 2023-24 season and looks to be one of the country’s most improved players. Carter caught the eyes of CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein who raved about Carter on Friday morning.


In three games for the Wildcats this season Carter has averaged 19 points per game with three rebounds and three assists to go along with his stellar scoring numbers. The Louisianna native was the first addition of Jerome Tang after becoming the Wildcats head coach singing Carter in the transfer portal as a sophomore from Mississippi State.

Rothstein spoke about Carter’s development on College Hoops Today saying, “The Wildcats’ matchup today against Providence in the first round of the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship feels like a game on the first Thursday or Friday of the NCAA Tournament. It also features one of college basketball’s early breakout stars in Carter. After averaging 6.5 points a year ago when Kansas State advanced to the Elite Eight, the 6-3 junior has taken a massive step forward so far this season. Through the Wildcats’ first three games, Carter is averaging 19 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists all while forming a potent backcourt combination alongside Tylor Perry.”

Carter took a leap forward in his sophomore year in Manhattan bringing up his totals to 6.5 points, 1.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game in 26.3 minutes per game last season. The impressive shooting guard’s game looks completely revolutionized this season and could make some serious noise in the Big 12 Conference.

Kansas State takes on Providence on Friday in the first round of the Baha Mar Bahamas Hoops Championship at 5 PM CT, on the CBS Sports Network.

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