Hounds sign forward

Freedom New Mexico

Darsenio Carter, a 6-foot-6 junior forward out of Yuba (Calif.) College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University.

Carter averaged 8 1/2 points and 4 1/2 rebounds a game last season, helping the 49ers to a 32-4 record, a Bay Valley Conference championship and an appearance in the California state junior college tournament quarterfinals.

As a freshman, he played at America River College in Sacramento, averaging 13 1/2 points and 6 1/2 rebounds. During his senior season at Sacramento’s Natomas High School, he was chosen the MVP of the Tri-County Conference and earned all-city honors.