May 9, 2012
Recruit Profile: Michael Carrera
With the rumors floating around that the Zags have a recruit visit lined up for this weekend, many people have been tossing around names. Clyde Santee has been mentioned, also Sekou Wiggs, even Savon Goodman. One of the more intriguing names ive heard is Michael Carrera. Carrera is a 6-6 wing out of Montrose Christian in Maryland.
In a recent Washington Post article, he mentions the Zags, George Mason, George Washington, Pittsburgh, Temple, and Richmond as the schools he is considering. Michael originally hails from Venezuela and plans on playing somewhere his family will feel comfortable. Its likely his parents would join him on a visit to Spokane and would want to have a chance to tour the area. His father, Luis, was a professional ball player in Venezuela.
Michael has a great work ethic, and is known for his high motor. He is very athletic, shows great leaping ability as well as excellent conditioning. He rebounds exceptionally well for his size and would have no trouble handling spot duty at Power Forward, although he is slightly under sized for the position. He is still learning the game, but has shown some polished offensive moves as well as good footwork. His coach, Stu Vetter had this to say about Michael:
"He has tremendous hands, his hands are strong and big, one of the best sets of hands I've ever coached. He runs well and jumps extremely well, but is still in the process of learning the game of basketball."
The Zags have been involved in Michaels recruitment for a couple years now, and with him finally making some official visits, its likely he will be heading out to Spokane in the near future, perhaps even this weekend. We will keep you posted as we learn more. As always, GO ZAGS!
Here is a short clip of Montrose Christian, Carrera is #42