Mississippi State grabs in-state, four-star 2016 guard


Mississippi State continues to haul in high-level perimeter talented in the Class of 2016 as four-star point guard Tyson Carter pledged to the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-4 Carter is from Starkville, MS and he’s considered the No. 62 overall prospect in the national class.

Carter burst onto the national scene this summer with MBA Hoops on the adidas Gauntlet as he showed he could shoot and also make plays for others as an attacking lead guard. A tall guard with good athleticism and a lot of upside, Carter is a very good grab for head coach Ben Howland, as he keeps another talented in-state guard at home.

Adding Carter, four-star guard Lamar Peters and four-star guard Eli Wright gives the Bulldogs a nice perimeter trio to work with as they could help replace freshman Malik Newman if he decides to leave.

Now Mississippi State will go after some more size or a bigger wing to add to the class.