Robert Carter Jr. is used to being off the radar.
Growing up in tiny Thomasville, Ga., Carter didn't get much early attention outside the area because there weren't any travel basketball teams for his age group. Only when Carter finally got a chance to play on an under-17 team — as a 12-year-old — did word get out.
Carter established himself as one of the best young big men in the Atlantic Coast Conference during his two seasons at Georgia Tech, averaging close to 11 points and more than seven rebounds a game. Yet he played in the shadows because the Yellow Jackets were a .500 team.
Even as Maryland gets all kinds of hype for a potential No. 1 preseason...