Carter eligible for Florida

Carter eligible for Florida

The Florida backcourt will have an immediate boost to start the 2013-14 season. With Scottie Wilbekin facing a suspension to start the year, Florida found out on Monday that the NCAA has allowed Rutgers transfer Eli Carter to be eligible immediately. Carter is also rehabbing a fractured fibula he suffered near the end of last season.

According to CBS Sports, Carter hasn't been medically cleared yet, but the Florida coaches expect that to happen before the start of the season.

At Rutgers, Carter led the team with 14.9 points last season. He played in only 24 games and earned 18 starts because of injuries. Carter shot 38.4 percent (39-for-122) from the field and 32 percent (39-for-122) from behind the three-point line.

"We are happy to have Eli available to play this season," Florida head coach Billy Donovan said.

Carter will play as a junior during the 2013-14 season.

"Thanks everyone. I appreciate the love and I am excited to be cleared to play this season!!" Carter said on Twitter.

FightinGators.com Recommended Stories


  • They don’t get paid for having exemplary players off the field of play, if they did Will Muschamp might demand more money than most of his colleagues in college football. Instead, it is about winning,…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risks! Since the…

  • Jeremy Foley is on the hunt now for the next head football coach at the University of Florida. Here is a list of candidates that seem prime for the picking.

  • Florida athletic Director Jeremy Foley should aim high when going after the next football coach at the University of Florida.

  • Adrian Peterson’s defense attorney Rusty Hardin blasted the NFL commissioner over his handling of Peterson’s suspension, saying he is trying to make up for the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice situation…