After canceling his visit to Boston College last week, it appears Florida transfer guard Eli Carter saw all he needed to see. The fifth year senior will announce his landing spot on Monday after narrowing his final decision down to UNLV, BC, and Georgetown, as first reported by ESPN.com.
Although he dealt with injury woes throughout his career, Carter remains an extremely viable option at the point guard position. He had arguably his best season last year after finally completing a season from start to finish, averaging 8.8 points per game with two rebounds and two assists per game. It was his first season of being truly healthy after having both of his first two collegiate seasons ending due to a leg injury. After breaking his leg during his first year (2012-2013), he dealt with issues in 2013-2014 that ended the season after seven games.
Carter's been an interesting case study as his intended target school will be his third school in four years. He spent the 2012-2013 season at Rutgers but transferred out following the suspension and firing of then-head coach Mike Rice for abusive behavior to his players. Carter landed at Florida for the past two years but will now transfer out.
Although UNLV and Georgetown have better depth and are coming off much better seasons. Georgetown won 20 games and advanced to the Round of 32 in the national tournament after finishing second in the Big East during the regular season. They remain one of the power teams with some of the best national recognition on the hardwoods.
UNLV, meanwhile, went 18-15 in the Mountain West Conference, and although they did not make the national tournament, they did defeat third-ranked Arizona at home. The Runnin' Rebels are arguably the deepest team at the guard position, while Georgetown can be considered the most talented. Boston College, while having the least amount of depth, remains the most likely opportunity for playing time since they are returning only Garland Owens with significant playing time.
Darryl Hicks redshirt his freshman year last season. There are also a few names coming in that could compete for playing time but could use the veteran experience mentoring them within the Jim Christian rebuilding project.