LSU lands commitment from Kansas State transfer guard Cam Carter

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Former Kansas State Wildcats guard Cam Carter has committed to join the LSU Tigers via the NCAA Transfer Portal, per On3’s Joe Tipton.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Carter has been a terrific scorer, coming off his third season in college. He’s originally from Donaldsville, La., so a return to the his home star makes a ton of sense with the Tigers.

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The 6-foot-3 player averaged 14.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists this season for the Wildcats, averaging an impressive 35.4 minutes per game as a very regular contributor.

That was a huge jump in production from his sophomore year, when he averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Cam Carter’s freshman year was actually spent in the SEC, at Mississippi State.

Cam Carter played high school basketball at Oak Hill Academy (VA). He did not have a prospect star-rating, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies, but other outlets rated him as a three-star at the time.

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Earlier this offseason, LSU lost a talented player in senior forward Mwani Wilkinson, when he entered the transfer portal. He has spent all four of his collegiate seasons with the Tigers.

This past season, Wilkinson made 27 appearances, including four starts. Wilkinson averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 35.7% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc.

In four seasons in Baton Rouge, Wilkinson played in 57 games. His career averages were 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while shooting 48.8% from the field and 38.3% from 3-point range. Last season, Wilkinson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.

Mwani Wilkinson played high school football at Bishop Gorman (NV), where he was a four-star prospect. He was the No. 67 overall recruit in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

“He was a guy who wanted to be at LSU through some challenging circumstances in the spring,” LSU head coach Matt McMahon said after Wilkinson suffered his injury last season. “I thought he had a terrific summer. Great fall. There was a time during the preseason where he injured his shooting shoulder.

“Wanted to battle through and I thought really competed to do so. It’s just reached a point where it’s counterproductive and it was time for him to go ahead and have the season-ending surgery and work toward getting back to 100%.”

LSU went 17-16 this season and posted a 9-9 record in conference play, finishing No. 8 in the SEC. Now, Wilkinson will look to take his talents elsewhere, while the Tigers are bringing in Cam Carter to help ease the pain.