Rutgers transfer Eli Carter headed to Florida

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Rutgers and Florida seem to be developing quite the pipeline.

Three years ago, it was Mike Rosario who made the move from Piscataway to Gainesville. And now, one of the most sought-after transfer guards in the country has decided to do the same.

Rutgers transfer Eli Carter is off the board to Florida, sources told on Tuesday afternoon.

Carter chose the Gators over Maryland, although several other schools had shown interest after he received his release from Rutgers. He announced his transfer following the firing of head coach Mike Rice.

Carter, a 6-foot-2 guard from New Jersey who played at Brewster Academy (N.H.), averaged 14.9 points and 2.1 assists last season. He suffered a season-ending knee injury against DePaul in mid-February but was the team's leading scorer, eclipsing the 20-point plateau eight times. Carter also lit up Florida for 31 points back in the 2011-12 season.

Florida has its starting backcourt likely set with returnee Scottie Wilbekin and elite incoming freshman Kasey Hill, with shooter Michael Frazier providing punch off the bench. Carter, though, is able to play both guard positions if necessary.

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