Gators guard Eli Carter granted NCAA waiver to play
Florida transfer guard Eli Carter has been granted a waiver by the NCAA waiver that will allow him to play this season for the Gators.
Carter transferred from Rutgers amidst the fallout from the scandal that led to the firing of former coach Mike Rice, who was accused of mentally and physically abusing his players. Rice was fired after his videotaped behavior became public.
Had the NCAA not granted Carter's waiver, he would have been required to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules.
“We are happy to have Eli available to play this season,” UF coach Billy Donovan said.
Carter averaged 14.3 points in two seasons at Rutgers. He had 94 career 3-pointers and played in 56 games with 46 starts.
Carter adds depth to a backcourt that was hit hard by graduation and the indefinite suspension of senior guard Scottie Wilbekin.