Carter played at University of Kentucky
SLEMON PARK – The Summerside Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada has added a seven-foot-two centre from Georgetown, Ky.
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Jared Carter looks to drive to the basket while being defended by Troy Gottselig during Monday afternoon’s practice at the Canada Games Sports Centre in Slemon Park. Carter recently signed with the Summerside Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada.
Jared Carter, who played his college basketball at the University of Kentucky, was defensive player of the year in the Premier Basketball League (PBL) last year. He was also named to the second All-League team, and made the All-Defensive team.
Carter was signed to fill a roster spot left vacant when six-foot-10 centre Xavier Hansbro of Trezevant, Tenn., left the Storm over the weekend to return home for personal family reasons.
Storm head coach and vice-president of personnel Joe Salerno said he was disappointed to see Hansbro head home, but understood perfectly why he had to leave.
The Storm, off to a 2-0 (won-lost) start in regular-season play, will play two road games over a four-day stretch this week. The Storm visits the Saint John Mill Rats on Thursday night, and the Halifax Rainmen on Sunday afternoon.
The Storm’s next home game at EastLink Arena is against the Mill Rats on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The Moncton Miracles then visit Summerside on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Fans can catch Storm road games on the web by visiting the National Basketball League of Canada website at nblcanada.ca
For tickets, fans can visit the Credit Union Place box office daily between noon and 8 p.m., phone the box office at 432-1234, or purchase online at www.cupevents.ca.