Men's Basketball

Roadrunners add PJ Carter to 2023-24 roster

SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA men's basketball roster has added another guard, as head coach Steve Henson announced on Thursday, July 6, the signing of PJ Carter, who joins the Roadrunners this summer for the 2023-24 season.

"PJ is a proven shooter with size and the ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays," Henson said. "We like that he has enough length to be another guy who can play multiple positions and defend multiple positions. Our roster is shaping up to be one that will allow us to play the switching style that we like."

A 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Carter joins the Roadrunners from Georgia Highlands College after starting his career at Campbell. Playing the 2022-23 season at GHC, Carter earned first-team All-Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) honors while helping the Chargers to a 23-10 season that went all the way to the GCAA Championship final – scoring a team-leading 16.3 points per outing while coming off the bench in 29 of the games he played. Carter registered double-figure scoring in 29 contests while shooting 46.6 percent from the floor, 43 percent from the perimeter and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. His scoring performances topped out on a 33-point night against East Georgia State College after shooting 10-for-16, including 6-for-10 from three and 7-of-8 at the line. In addition to being a sharpshooter for the Chargers, he chipped in 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Before Georgia Highlands, he saw limited playing time in two years at Campbell in Buies Creek, North Carolina, appearing for only 4.3 mpg across his 16 games with the prominent Big South program. Carter prepped at Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, Ga., where he was named GHSA Region 5-6A Player of the Year as a senior and received first-team 6A All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while also earning all-state recognition from the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, HoopSeen, Sandy's Spiel and was selected to the All-Metro Team by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. A member of the Langston Hughes 2017 State Championship team, Carter helped the Panthers to a 21-9 record and the GHSA Elite Eight as a senior while averaging 19.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.9 steals, shooting 43 percent from the floor and 38 percent from the perimeter. In his junior year, he was a GHSA first-team All-Region honoree and 6A Most Improved Player by Sandy's Spiel after putting up 19 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg and 1.5 spg.

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