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. Recommended Stories

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