2021 Columbia College (CA) guard Grayson Carper added his second offer earlier this week.
Carper announced the scholarship offer from San Jose State on his Twitter account.
“It was a huge blessing especially for some like me who came from nothing,” he said. “To be able to receive scholarships to play Division I basketball is a dream come true.”
Cal State Fullerton also offered him recently, his first, and he was also very excited about the opportunity.
“The coaching staff at Fullerton and I have a great relationship,” he explained. “They showed love mid-season last year. They were kind of the first Division I school to show love and also my first offer.”
Seattle University and a few other programs are showing interest as well, and all of them like similar things about his game.
“[Coaches] like that I am versatile. I can do it all, score at all three levels and defend pretty well,” Carper said. “What I feel coaches like most about me is my character though.”
Last season, Carper averaged 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assist per game, while shooting 38-percent from three.
He’s been in the gym everyday trying to build off a successful season to put himself in a better position to get more scholarships and help his team be successful next season.
“I’ve been in the weight room tough this past month or two trying to put on some weight,” he said. “I’ve been working a lot on the mental side of the game as well. Fortunately, I’ve had some people that have played at the highest level and the level I am trying to get to behind me and helping me.”
Statement from Grayson Carper:
I recently just decided that I am going to redshirt this coming year and get my AA degree at Columbia while having 3 years to play at a university! Just recently made that decision but felt it was in my best interest to have 3 years instead of 2