The 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior guard had led the Knights to 19-3 record and the top seed in the Class AA state tournament at the time of his selection. Cartwright averaged 21.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 22 games. An All-City and All-Conference honoree, he also earned Second Team All-State recognition as a junior.
Cartwright has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Augustana University this fall.
A devoted member of his church community, Cartwright has volunteered locally on behalf of Kids Against Hunger and youth basketball programs. “Cartwright is a great shooter with a quick trigger, and he makes a lot of tough shots,” said Travis Engebretson, head coach at Brookings High. “He’s quite a competitor and he’s worked extremely hard to get to the level he plays at, game-in and game-out.”