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Jay-Z's Nephew Nahziah Carter Emerging As Big-Time Recruit Late In 2017 Cycle

Jay-Z's nephew Nahziah dunks.


Nahziah Carter, a former Dayton commit, may be best known as the basketball recruit whose uncle is rap mogul Jay-Z, but he's starting to make a name for himself with his big-time dunks.

In the last few days, Carter has thrown down on Bol Bol, the 7-foot-1 son of NBA great Manute Bol and a five-star 2018 recruit, and the class of 2018's No. 1 player Marvin Bagley III.

The dunk on Bagley is particularly vicious.

Carter, who was set to attend Dayton until Archie Miller left for Indiana, is starting to gain some serious attention from big programs looking to fill out their 2017 recruiting classes down the stretch.

He has already taken visits to Boston College and Georgetown, and recently added an offer from Miller's Hoosiers, albeit it for the class of 2018. He discussed IU with Inside the Hall this week:

“I really like (Archie Miller). I like his coaching style, the way he gets on the players, his relationship with the players and their families, too. I believe he’s a great coach.

“It fits me personally, his style of play. I watched him at Dayton. They play pack line, really defensive. They hold (opponents) to low shooting percentages and they get out and let the wings work (on offense). That’s what I’m into.”

Carter is considering taking a prep year and reclassifying to 2018, though he is still in discussions with Miller about the possibility of joining the Hoosiers this year. Among the other schools recruiting him most heavily are Georgia Tech, UMass, and Washington. According to 247Sports, he also holds offers from NC State, Penn State, Pitt, Providence, St. John's, and Vanderbilt.

A recent Instagram post has a bunch of other school logos involved, though it is unclear whether this was a true list, or something more abstract.

We could be seeing Carter in college ball next year, though if he chooses the prep route, it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him turn into a blue-chip recruit with even more huge offers.