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NBA Draft Profile: Carlton Carrington

Jun 18, 2024, 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Carlton Carrington #7 of the Pittsburgh Panthers handles the ball agains...

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As we inch closer to the 2024 NBA Draft, Allen Stiles and Chris Watkins are beginning to examine players who could be on the Sacramento Kings’ radar.

The Kings hold the 13th pick in the draft, meaning they could bring in a player to help the team from day one, whether by using the pick on a prospect or by moving the pick to upgrade the roster via trade.

For Sacramento, adding a floor-spacing forward or big should be on general manager Monte McNair’s to-do list, but that doesn’t mean he won’t pick the player he and the rest of the Kings’ front office believe to be the best available.

Today, Allen and Chris break down Pittsburgh guard Carlton Carrington, a member of the ACC’s All-Rookie First Team.

Carlton Carrington | PG | Height: 6’5 | Weight: 195 lbs | Age: 18 | Big Board: 31st

Stats: 33 games | 13.8 points | 5.2 rebounds | 4.1 assists | 0.6 steals | 0.2 blocks | 41% FG | 32% 3PT | 33.2 minutes

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Scouting Report via NBA Draft Room

Carrington is an intriguing point guard prospect with good height for the position, a long and wiry 6-5 frame, and a nice offensive package.

He’s a skilled shot maker and can shake loose for his jumpers despite not having a blazing first step. He has good handles and many moves to get defenders off balance. He’s really good in the mid-range and shows promise from downtown, although he struggles to finish around the rim.

He’ll have to get much stronger if he wants to be a plus defender at the next level.

Carrington is not yet a reliable 3-point shooter (32% as a freshman) and will have to make some significant improvements if he wants to develop into a starter-level NBA player.

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When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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