The five-foot-seven guard is considered to be a top four pick in most mock drafts. If she were to go that high, she would be the highest draft pick in Texas A&M history and the 14th player in program history to be drafted into the league.
— H O L L Y W O O D (@ChennedyCarter) March 29, 2020
"It saddens me that I will not be able to chase a national championship with my teammates this year due to circumstances beyond our control," said Carter per release. "Although it was a difficult decision, I am looking forward to pursuing my childhood dream of playing in the WNBA."
"Thank you to my family for always pushing me and for always being in my corner. To my coaches, teammates and every individual who touches the women's basketball program, thank you all for an unforgettable three years."
Carter led the Aggies in scoring at 21.3 points per game this season and she finished just six points shy of becoming Texas A&M's all-time leading scorer with 1,983 points. The Aggies finished with an overall record of 22-8 this season and 5th place in the SEC standings.
Carter is eligible to declare for the draft because she turns 22 years old this calendar year.
The WNBA draft is set to air on April 17 on ESPN. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be a virtual draft with no official in-person event or gathering. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the picks live starting at 7:00 pm ET. It is uncertain at this time as to when the WNBA season will start.