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CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: Senior point guard, center emerging, Kobie Eubanks a hot name after opening up recruitment

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Each Friday, College Basketball Talk’s Scott Phillips goes over some important news and notes in the world of college basketball recruiting. This week, senior point guard Traci Carter’s emergence from injury, senior center Yankuba Sima is emerging at center after moving from Spain and Kobie Eubanks is a hot name after parting ways with Baylor in November.

Traci Carter comes on strong

With a limited amount of guards left in the 2015 class, New Jersey native and senior point guard Traci Carter has generated a lot of recent interest from high-major programs. The 6-foot guard from Burlington Life Center Academy missed the spring and summer grassroots circuit in front of scouts and college coaches because of a torn meniscus and he’s finally getting a lot of looks this fall now that he’s healthy.

Cal, Florida State, Louisville, Manhattan, Memphis, Providence and St. John’s have all been involved, according to a report from Rivals.com‘s Eric Bossi. Since a lot of programs still need guards for next season, it’s easy to see why Carter would get a lot of hype.

Upon seeing him this fall, Rivals bumped Carter up to four-star status and he’s almost assuredly in the next set of 2015 national rankings. This will be an interesting recruitment to track, since it’s starting very late.

Yankuba Sima emerges as new senior center to watch

A native of Spain, Yankuba Sima is turning heads in the prep school ranks this fall as a 6-foot-11 center playing at Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville. Sima has already put up some prolific defensive and rebound numbers with the Spanish national team in the U18 European Championships.

(Canarias Basketball Academy)

The senior led the event in rebounding at 12.1 per game and was second in blocks at 2.1 per game.

That kind of production and the ability to change the game inside has led to interest from Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Louisville and Maryland, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

If Sima is intent on playing college basketball, he could immediately help a program because of his size and ability to rebound. His offense might take some time to develop, and that could prevent him from playing major minutes initially, but if he can defend, he’ll get playing time and would be a nice, late pickup for some of these teams that need another big body.

Kobie Eubanks a hot name in recruiting since parting ways with Baylor

Since opening up his recruitment in late November, 2015 shooting guard Kobie Eubanks has been a hot name, with many schools calling and asking about the high-scoring 6-foot-5 wing.

According to Evan Daniels from Scout.com, Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon and Providence have all expressed interest in the Elev-8 guard.

With a complete scoring package and an extra year to refine moves and add strength, Eubanks is the perfect spring recruit for a high-major program looking for a guard that can give some punch. At the very least, Eubanks should probably be able to come in and score off the bench immediately.

Class of 2015 top 100 PG Traci Carter may miss the summer after knee surgery

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Traci Carter has built a reputation for being exactly the kind of talented-but-gritty point guard you would expect to come out of Philadelphia, but no amount of toughness would have helped the No. 91 recruit in the Class of 2015 get on the court during April’s only live evaluation period.

Carter to his meniscus after landing awkwardly during a workout earlier this month, undergoing surgery on the knee two weeks ago. The procedure was successful, but it will keep him off the court for an extended period of time. Carter said that the recovery time is between four-and-six months, but his AAU coach Terrell Myers told NBCSports.com the hope is to have him healthy by the time July’s all-important live-period begins.

Those three weeks in July are the most important three weeks of the recruiting process for guys like Carter. A known-commodity in Philly, Carter already holds offers from the likes of La Salle, Saint Joseph’s and Temple.

The summer before a prospect’s senior year is when a local star turns into a national commodity, however. A kid like Carter can have a successful month and launch himself to a Power Five conference school.

“It’s frustrating,” Carter said.

Cincinnati and Penn State have both already offered. Tennessee did as well, but that was when Cuonzo Martin was still their head coach.

For now, Carter has to hope that his reputation will keep schools interested and that his rehab will be successful enough to get him back on the court in front of coaches in July.