Former Rutgers guard Eli Carter transfers to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is getting another shooting guard from Rutgers.

The Gators have received official

notification that Eli Carter will join them this fall. He left Rutgers

after coach Mike Rice was fired.

Carter, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior

from Paterson, N.J., native averaged 14.3 points in two years at

Rutgers. He was the team’s leading scorer each of the past two seasons,

averaging 14.9 points as a sophomore and 13.8 as a freshman. He will sit

out next season under NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play

for coach Billy Donovan in the 2014-15 season.

Donovan says, “Eli is a great addition to our team.”

Rutgers guard Mike Rosario transferred

to Florida in 2011 and was an integral part of the team’s last two NCAA

tournament runs.