Jay Z and his nephew Nahziah Carter, photographed after his Albany City Rocks team secured a three-point victory over the Pro Skills team at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League's "Session IV" in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 6'6" Carter is the son of Jay’s older brother Eric Carter. He plays for the Albany City Rocks team in the EYBL, and currently attends the Bishop Kearney High School in Irondequoit, New York. Late last year he committed to the Dayton Flyers and was due to begin attending the University of Dayton in Ohio. In a Twitter statement Naz stated: "I'd like to thank God for blessing me with abilities and talents that have accumulated many scholarships for me in the sport of basketball. But with options comes choice, and I am proud to announce I have committed to the University of Dayton, a place with a great atmosphere and campus and a place where I plan to continue to develop myself academically and athletically for the next four years." In April 2017 Naz reopened his recruitment after coach Archie Miller left for the Indiana Hoosiers. He is now in the Class of 2018 and visiting multiple different universities. #jayz @nikeeyb @_clutchcarter
Jay-Z‘s ties to hoops are pretty well documented. Most notably, he owned a stake in the Brooklyn Nets for several years, selling his share of the team in 2013. As it turns out, his ties to the game include a member of his family. Meet Nahziah Carter, a three-star recruit in the Class of 2017 whose uncle Shawn has won more than 20 Grammy Awards.
Carter doesn’t look like he’s committed to a school yet – although he has offers from a dozen basketball programs, according to his 247Sports page. One of those schools is the University of Dayton, where Carter was committed before former head coach Archie Miller took the Indiana job.