Carter went on to explain that his mother’s comments were misconstrued.
A lot of people probably thought what she was saying was that players are slaves and coaches are slave owners, he said. But that’s not what she was saying at all. It’s the fact that if you go to college, you’re not paid for working for someone above us, and the person above us is making all the money. Not talking about merchandise or food or free education, because if that was the case, they should allow players to go straight out of high school instead of forcing them to have one year of college, which does not do much in terms of academics.
Carter, for his part, said he intends to finish his degree after he is drafted.
Gilgeous-Alexander also knocked down 40.4 percent of his 3-pointers and tallied 1.6 steals per contest.
The Raptors finished 2017-18 with a 59-23 record and earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But after topping the Wizards in six games in their first-round series, the Raptors were swept by the Cavaliers.
As an impressive athlete with size and length, Fernando has his fans in NBA circles. During his freshman season, he flashed potential as a finisher around the basket, converting 58.2 percent of his 2s.
There remain questions about his NBA role, however, as he’s not much of a shooter and blocked just 2.2 shots per 40 minutes last season.
He knows the opposition, he knows pitchers, Black said. He’s as prepared as any player I’ve been around.
Adam Ottavino (4-1) gave up two runs but retired three batters to win. Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.
All three games in the series were decided by one run.