Kyron Cartwright spent the weekend of March 28th-30th in Providence on an official visit and gave Ed Cooley his pledge after returning to the West Coast and thinking it over. Cartwright was granted his release from Loyola Marymount after head coach, Max Good was let go.
Cartwright is a 5’11 165 lb left handed lead guard from Compton, CA who will join the Friars 2014 recruiting class and add much needed depth to the point guard position. With the graduation of Bryce Cotton, the only point guard on the roster for 2014-2015 was going to be Kris Dunn coming off a 2nd surgery on his right shoulder so it was no surprise that Ed Cooley indicated they would be looking to add 2 guards for next season. Cartwright will not be eligible to sign a National Letter of Intent because he had previously signed one with Loyola Marymount. He will likely sign some kind of athletic aid agreement with Providence.
Here is ESPN’ Scouting Report where they rate him as a 3 star prospect with a grade of 72 (Mid-major plus prospect):
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.
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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