Three Rivers Community College guard Marquise Carter said Thursday he has verbally committed to the Gonzaga men's basketball program.
It was no secret Gonzaga's first priority in recruiting was a guard. The 6-foot-4 Carter, who played point guard while leading Three Rivers (Poplar Bluff, Mo.) to a runner-up finish at the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan,, was an NJCAA first-team All-American this season and a second-team selection last season. Carter scored 35 points in Three Rivers' overtime loss to Howard in the NJCAA title game.
Carter is the first commitment of GU's 2010 class.
I just spoke to Carter and I'll have a story up in about 45 minutes or so.