(Note: This is not footage of this morning’s workout in which Gottfried offered Carson a scholarship)
This morning, Mark Gottfried watched 2020 Raleigh prospect Carson McCorkle workout with professional trainer Mark Adams. After that workout he offered the talented SG a scholarship to come play for the Wolfpack. While this video is not of this mornings workout, it’s a similar workout he recently did with trainer Mark Adams.
— Mark Adams (@MarkAdamsBball) October 6, 2016
What you’re looking at is a kid that’s not yet played a single high school game ,yet he’s already being courted by many high majors and offered by Iowa, GT and NC State, with a visit to Duke looming.
As an evaluator you notice that he has no problem shooting off the dribble or off the step back. That’s a great sign for a kid of this age. Of course he’s also a great spot up shooter, which you’d expect. Usually the ability to rise balanced off the dribble is the last consistent skill a shooter acquires. In this video you can see that he can go multiple directions off the bounce, rise up and hit jumpers.
The other thing that stands out is his athleticism. For a kid who is still a freshman, his ability to get above the rim coupled with his stroke as a shooter is something you rarely see.
The thinking with a talent like this, at this age, is that he’ll not only continue to grow, but as he matures physically he’ll become quicker, stronger and it will amplify those talents. There really is no risk here. McCorkle at worst will be a very good set shooter with size, but what is expected is that he becomes a playmaker and a slasher who also can kill you from the outside.
We caught up with Carson this morning after the workout to talk about his offer. That interview will be released in a few hours.