Prospect Spotlight: Darrian Carmean (2020)
Vincennes Lincoln is a perenial contender in the southern half of the state as they have won their sectional in each of the past three years. This year, the Alices have another good team and junior Darrian Carmean is going to…
Vincennes Lincoln is a perenial contender in the southern half of the state as they have won their sectional in each of the past three years. This year, the Alices have another good team and junior Darrian Carmean is going to be a huge part of that success. This is a young team but one that could be very good. Carmean is one of four upperclassmen on this year’s squad.
Carmean is a 5’9 guard who is very active on both ends of the floor. In her sophomore campaign last year, she averaged 10.9 points a game and will definitely improve on those numbers. Carmean shot the ball at a 47 percent clip last year. The ball is going to be in her hands more this year and with the work she put in during the offseason, she will be able to score more points while raising her shooting percentage. This is something that is going to have to happen if Vincennes Lincoln wants to replicate their success of the last few years.
Since the Alices have only four upperclassmen on the team this year, Carmean really has to transform into more of a leader. Vincennes Lincoln lost seven seniors last year and two would-be seniors this year, are not playing. Carmean told me that she and the other upperclassmen have told their young teammates to play hard. They want them to give 100 percent and not be scared.
Carmean is a very versatile guard because she is able to drive the ball and shoot the jumper. By being able to do this she is able to keep defenses off balance and create mismatches with others. She can play both guard spots and she can even play the wing a little bit as well. Her court vision is solid as evidenced by her 3.5 assists per game last year.
Carmean isn’t gathering any college interest right now, but with a big junior campaign on the horizon you can foresee that she will get the college coaches talking. She’s a versatile player who is solid on both ends of the floor. Overlooked a bit last year, she is going to be the heart of the team this year.
She is currently working the most on her shooting, handling, and finishing at the rim. Once she masters these skills, Carmean is going to be an unstoppable player in the southern half of the state. Coaches will start showing interest because of her versatility and the ability to control the game. A player that you will want to keep your eyes on in the lower half of the state.