Born: October 2, 1983
Hometown: Orlando, FL
High School: Maynard Evans H.S.
Carlton was coached by Greg Shirley and was the first four-year starter in the history of the program, as well as the first player to play all five positions. He played the majority of his senior season at the point guard spot and ended the year averaging 12 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, leading his squad to 24 victories and a berth in the regional finals of the state tournament.
Carlton scored 22 points in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game in March of 2003
- Class 6A All-State Third Team
- 2002-03 Team Captain and Team MVP
- Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 10 (Orange & Osceola Counties) Senior Player of the Year
- First Team All-Region
- First Team All-County
Carlton's mother is Christine Christian and his brother, Dwight, competed in basketball, football and track at Miles College, in Birmingham, Alabama.