#pcbb Recruiting Note: 2014 PG Kyron Cartwright Released from LMU

Now that the conference tournaments are over and the dust has settled after the NCAA Tournament selections have been made, the coaching carousel has begun. There have already been a few guys that got the axe including Steve Donohue at Boston College. But one particular coaching change of interest to PC in terms of recruiting is Max Good being let go by Loyola Marymout University. Because of this, a 2014 PG has returned to the market after getting a full release.

Kyron Cartwright is a 5’11 165 lb left handed lead guard from Compton, CA. When he decided on a school in November, he picked LMU over Grand Canyon, a for-profit school where Dan Majerle is the head coach in their first season going from Division II to Divison I this season. Cartwight’s brother, Bryce, played his last 2 years at Iowa after transferring in from a JC.  According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, KC has early interest from Providence after getting his full release on Tuesday. He wants to make a pretty quick decision and is hoping to get away from home this time:

“I’ll probably make a quicker decision this time,” Cartwright said. “I’ll take a couple weeks and see who recruits me and make a decision.”

“I most likely want to get away,” he added. “I just want to leave.”

Here is ESPN’ Scouting Report where they rate him as a 3 star prospect with a grade of 72 (Mid-major plus prospect):


ESPN Analyst
Updated 01/30/2014

Cartwright is a slick left-handed point guard who is tough to stop in transition. He has an excellent pull-up jumper and he gets tremendous lift on it. He has a high-level burst as well and can toss in the occasional runner as well. He can get to the rim at will off the bounce and elevate over defenders. In addition, when his driving lane gets cut off he has the ability to kick out the pass to open shooters.

Cartwright needs to improve his game management skills (plays too fast) and as a result he can become turnover prone. In addition, there is many times while passing that he leaves his feet which leads to unnecessary turnovers. His jump shot is tight in the mid-range area, but his 3-point shot tends to fall apart because a lack of strength. As with most left-handers, he needs to improve his right hand while attacking the defense.

Bottom Line:
Overall Cartwright is a definite mid-level point guard prospect that could go higher with improved savvy. His brother played for Iowa after a being underrated at Dominguez high school.


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