Ever since the 2016-17 season has tipped off, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have been on quite the roll.
After a season-opening loss to the North Dakota State Bison, the Red Wolves reeled off a seven-game winning streak, a stretch that included wins over the Georgetown Hoyas and the Chattanooga Mocs. A loss to the TCU Horned Frogs put an end to the winning streak, but the Red Wolves wouldn’t be down for long.
Over the past week, Arkansas State put together another impressive showing in their two road contests.
It was also a big week on an individual level for senior guard Devin Carter, as he etched his name into the all-time record books at Arkansas State.
Carter now holds the school record for most three pointers made in a game, as he hit 10 from long distance in the first game of the week for the Red Wolves. He would follow that up with another strong performance in Friday’s game, completing an impressive two-game stretch for the native of Champaign, IL.
For his efforts over the past seven days, Arkansas State guard Devin Carter was tabbed the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for December 12 – 18, 2016.
He was selected by the fans through a poll on Twitter.
The loss to TCU kicked off a three-game road swing for the Red Wolves. While it wasn’t the result they were looking for, Arkansas State weren’t going to let that become a trend over the final two games.
In their first contest, the Red Wolves paid a visit to Martin, TN to take on the UT-Martin Skyhawks. It was a battle of first year head coaches, as Grant McCasland and Anthony Stewart are in their first seasons as a head coach at the Division I level.
McCasland’s crew would come out on top, knocking off the Skyhawks by 19, at 87-68.
Carter has been solid on offense for the Red Wolves all year long, but Wednesday night was by far his best offensive showing.
In 37 minutes of action, Carter recorded a game-high 33 points to lead the Red Wolves to victory. On the night, he went 10-of-19 from three point range, setting the school record for most three pointers made in a game in the process.
The previous record for three pointers made in a game was nine, and it was held by three different players.
Carter also added 2 rebounds and 1 block, while only committing one turnover.
Two nights later, Carter and the Red Wolves took on the Central Arkansas Bears to cap off their three-game road trip. While he didn’t set any shooting records in Arkansas State’s 89-77 victory, Carter was still efficient from the field and led the way for the team.
In just 29 minutes of floor time, Carter recorded 20 points, while going 7-of-19 from the field. He added 4 rebounds and 2 assists, and didn’t commit a single turnover. It was yet another impressive showing for the senior guard, and he has been an integral piece to Arkansas State’s impressive start to the season.
Over the two games, Carter averaged 26.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest, while shooting 43.8% (14-of-32) from beyond the arc in the Red Wolves’ two victories.
Standing at 6’4”, Carter adds some size to the back court for the Red Wolves. Alongside fellow senior Donte Thomas (9.3 ppg, 7.1 apg), Arkansas State has one of the top back court tandems in the Sun Belt Conference.
With their two wins this week, the Red Wolves now have five impressive wins away from home.
For his efforts over the past seven days, fans showed their appreciation for Arkansas State senior Devin Carter, selecting him as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of December 12 – 18, 2016!
– T. Bennett
Dec. 5 – 11, 2016: Jeremy Morgan, Northern Iowa Panthers (Co-Winner)
Dec. 5 – 11, 2016: Joe Cremo, Albany Great Danes (Co-Winner)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2016: LaVell Boyd, UMKC Kangaroos
Nov. 20 – 27, 2016: Egor Koulechov, Rice Owls
Nov. 14 – 20, 2016: Josh Robinson, Austin Peay Governors
Nov. 11 – 13, 2016: Alize Johnson, Missouri State Bears
**College Court Report Player of the Week recipients are selected from teams in the following conferences:
America East, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic 10, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southern, Southland, Summit League, SWAC, Sun Belt, West Coast, and WAC