Maryland Terps

Maryland Terps

Watch more from Carter at the Combine in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

After moving up in the 2015 NBA Draft by trading their 2016 second-round pick to Atlanta for the rights to Kansas wing Kelly Oubre and trading their first-round pick (Top 9 protected) to Phoenix for forward Markieff Morris, the Wizards could be without a pick this June -- barring some ping pong ball magic at the upcoming draft lottery.

But the draft process still continues for Washington with interviews and evaluations. That includes second-round and undrafted possibilities as the team looks to build around franchise centerpieces John Wall and Bradley Beal. CSN Wizards Insider J. Michael wrote about that recently. Find that here.

Could they go local if they worked to get a pick? Or if a player slipped out of the draft? Maryland forward Robert Carter, Jr. seems to be on the team's radar.

Speaking to CSN's Chris Miller at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago on Thursday, Carter detailed a meeting he had with the team.

"They've seen me a lot. They say they've seen me play a lot," he said. "Everybody was in there, pretty much everybody. The whole staff, GM, president, everybody was in there and they just talked to me about what type of person I am and I said, 'Hopefully a good person.' But they just talked to me about my game and that was pretty much it."



After transferring to Maryland from Georgia Tech and sitting out the 2014-15 season, Carter posted 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for a Terrapin team that made a run to the Sweet 16 before losing to No. 1 overall-seeded Kansas.

Perhaps most intriguing to NBA scouts is what he showed as a stretch-four option in the pick-and-pop game with point guard Melo Trimble. After shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 26.4 percent from three during his sophomore season at Georgia Tech, those numbers jumped to 55.4 percent and 33.3 percent, respectively, with the Terrapins.

He also shined in Thursday's 5-on-5 scrimmages at the Combine when he scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead his team to a victory. Those numbers, combined with the fact that he officially measured 6-8 tall in shoes with a 7-3 wingspab, and he is putting himself in a good position to be selected.

If somehow they worked their way into the second round or he fell to them as an undrafted player, Washington could make use of Carter. As a young stretch-four, he could come off the bench in relief of the aforementioned Morris to play in the pick-and-roll and in transition with point guard John Wall. currently projects Carter will be taken No. 51 overall.

"I'm just trying to work hard every day. I know I'm an NBA player. I just got to find the right team for me," he told CSN. "All I need is one team to believe in me and I'll be fine."