Cass Tech’s Carpenter Commits to Cleveland State

3 Apr

kenny-carpenter-43d72e72793f57f7Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Various bands who have roots from the Motor City have been lucky enough to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  And not to far from the Hall of Fame is the campus of Cleveland State, where another Detroiter will have his opportunity to rock on with his college career.

Cass Tech senior Kenny Carpenter, a 6’4″ guard/wing, has decided to continue his basketball playing career collegiately for the Vikings.  Cleveland State is no newcomer when it comes to finding prospects in the Metro Detroit area.  CSU boosted three players from Michigan on their 2013-2014 roster, most notably for Kenny, former Technecian forward Marlin Mason, currently a junior for Cleveland State.  Carpenter is also not the only player from Detroit in the Viking’s 2014 recruiting class, Detroit Douglass guard Terrell Hales committed to the Vikings earlier this past summer.

“We’re cool,” Kenny had to say about Hales.  “Been playing against him for a while, it’ll be fun to play with him.”

Another major selling point for Carpenter on Cleveland State was the relationship and comfort level he has built through the recruiting process with the basketball program.  CSU’s head and associate coach both have coaching ties to Michigan.  Carpenter feels his role as a complete guard, one who can score, facilitate, play defense, and rebound, will best serve him as his college career begins to develop.

“It (Cleveland State) fits me,” Carpenter went onto say, “I feel comfortable there.”  “I fit in with the players, and I like their system.”

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