The Florida Gators got some good news today when they found out Rutgers transfer Eli Carter has been cleared by the NCAA to play next season. It is one of the few times recently that you have heard mentioned in the same sentence as something positive, but three you go. Carter averaged over 14 points a game in the last two seasons, which I found out thanks to Nicole Auerbach on the twittersphere.
Florida announces Rutgers transfer Eli Carter cleared by NCAA to play in 2013-14. Averaged 14.3 ppg in 2 seasons (per @GatorZoneChris)Advertisement
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) September 30, 2013
The Gators recently hosted ESPN 60 forward Justise Winslow who won a gold medal this summer with Gators head coach Billy Donovan. Gator fans are hoping that have spent the summer with Winslow will help Donovan land the young talent, but their hopes might be dashed in a few months. It is still a possibility, but have a feeling that Winslow has his eye on another commit’s decision firts. I’m expecting Winslow to possibly end up Jahlil Okafor if the Whitney Young center goes where on Winslow’s current list. If you did not know, Okafor is a package recruiting deal with the top ranked center in the class, so that makes pairing up with Emeka’s little cousin even more appealing.
That is just a conspiracy theory, but as my readers know, I’m a conspiracy theorist. Carter would love to play with Winslow one day, but that would be another year from now and nothing is quite certain yet.