Notebook: Naz Carter commits to Washington

  • 06/11/2017 10:41 am in

Nahziah “Naz” Carter, a former Dayton signee who had a scholarship offer from Indiana, committed to Washington late Friday night.

Carter, a 6-foot-7 forward, signed with Archie Miller and Dayton last fall, but opted to reopen his recruitment after Miller took the Indiana job in late March.

The nephew of music mogul Jay-Z, Carter raised his profile significantly this spring on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) as he contemplated staying in the 2017 or going to prep school as a 2018 recruit.

In 16 EYBL games this spring, Carter averaged 12.7 points on 57.7 percent shooting. Carter is a product of Bishop Kearney in New York, the same high school where Thomas Bryant played as a freshman and sophomore.

Washington hired Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins this spring after firing Lorenzo Romar.

Italian guard commits to Texas Tech

Italian guard Davide Moretti, who took an official visit to Indiana recently, committed to Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Hoosiers never offered a scholarship to Moretti, who also visited UConn and Utah.

The 6-foot-3 Moretti is the son of Paolo Moretti, a former star in Italian basketball who currently coaches in LBA in Italy. Moretti turned 19 in March and averaged 14.8 points and five assists in the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championship in December.

Moretti averaged 12.7 points (38.9 2PFG%, 37.7 3PFG%) this season for Treviso in Italy in 37 games.

Martin lands at South Carolina

Former assistant coach Chuck Martin, who was instrumental in IU’s recruitment of Thomas Bryant, will be hired as an assistant coach at South Carolina.

Jon Rothstein reported the development on Saturday:

The Gamecocks are coming off of a Final Four berth and a 26-11 record last season. South Carolina assistant coach Matt Figger accepted the head coaching job at Austin Peay, which created an opening on the Gamecocks staff.

Martin spent three seasons in Bloomington and also spent time as an assistant at Manhattan, UMass, Drexel, St. John’s and Memphis before accepting the head coaching position at Marist.

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