Rutgers top scorer Carter decides to transfer
Eli Carter, Rutgers' leading scorer last season, is the latest player leaving the program in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal.
NEW YORK -- Eli Carter, Rutgers' leading scorer last season, is the latest to leave the program in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal.
"I have officially been released from Rutgers mens basketball team and I'm exploring all options," Carter tweeted Friday. In a subsequent tweet, he added, "My experience at Rutgers has been great but it's time for me to move on now! I appreciate you all. Thanks!"
Carter, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound sophomore shooting guard from Paterson, N.J., averaged 14.9 points per game this past season, which was cut short when he suffered a fractured right fibula in a Feb. 16 game against DePaul.
Rutgers has reached an agreement with Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan for him to become the Scarlet Knights' new coach, but that obviously didn't convince Carter to stay.
Junior Mike Poole also received his release from Rutgers this week, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported.
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