For Northeast (Oakland Park, FL) combo guard Wesley Cardet, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have always been very close to his heart.
“I literally grew up on the FAMU campus, watching my mom finish college,” Cardet told 305Sports.”She has always taught me the importance of HBCU’s, so it was definitely a blessing to be offered.”
Cardet, ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the Sunshine State, received offers from Howard and Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University in the past two days, adding them to his long list of Division I scholarships.
“The conversation with the coach was very interesting and intriguing,” Cardet said on his conversation with Howard coaches.
The four-star comes off an impressive junior campaign, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists per contest, leading the Hurricanes to a 21-7 record.
In terms of whether any schools might be showing the most interest in the 2021 combo guard, Cardet said that he’s “not really focused on how hard schools recruit [him].” He also mentioned how he believes “for the most part, the schools that have offered me are doing a great job of getting to know me and building a relationship.”
Some programs looking to land the Northeast prospect are Miami (FL), Florida, Clemson, Maryland and St. John’s, among others.
Howard has been the frontline of HBCU school in the college basketball scene after class of 2020 five-star Makur Maker committed to the Bison’s program, in hope “to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow.”
As for Florida A&M, home to former Miami Norland star Jahvon Smith, the Rattlers come off a 12-18 record in their 2019-20 campaign.
For now, his “only real goal is to keep training and to keep getting better.”