By Ryan Divish/Havre Daily News Sports Editoremail@example.com
Montana State University-Northern basketball coach Shawn Huse has added some instant help for next season with the signing of junior college guard Rodrick Carter.
Carter, a 6-0 guard, averaged 14 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for McCook Community College in North Platte, Neb.
"Rodrick will make a very fine addition to our program," Huse said. "He brings a lot of great qualities to the table and we are excited he chose MSU-Northern."
Besides his solid per-game numbers, Carter also shot 42 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent from the free-throw line. He was named honorable mention all-conference in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference and also named honorable mention by the Omaha World Herald.
"He is a very athletic player who can score in a variety of ways," Huse said. "He did a lot of nice things in just one season at McCook and is still getting better every day. He is a guy who continuously works at improving his game, and his best basketball is probably ahead of him."
Carter, a Houston native, transferred to McCook after one season at Otero Community College after his assistant coach at Otero, Ty Orton, was named McCook's head coach. Carter also carries a 3.1 grade-point average and chose Northern over three other schools.
"Not only is he a good player and a good person, he is a good student," Huse said. "Several of the courses he took were higher in difficulty than most junior college transfers take during their time."
Carter joins Havre's Cory Brothers as new recruits for the upcoming season. Huse said he is looking to add some more players.