In search of a guard to replace Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall has reached out to Florida transfer and one-time Rutgers guard Eli Carter.
According to Adam Zagoria, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech, Clemson, N.C. State, Georgetown and Nevada have contacted Eli Carter.
Recruited out of Brewster Academy (N.H.) as a part of the 2011 class, Seton Hall was in the running for Carter until November of 2010 when he made the decision that he would sign in the spring. Days later, Kevin Willard inked Freddie Wilson, presumably instead of waiting to possibly land the top-150 guard.
Eli Carter played his freshman season at rival Rutgers (14.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg) before breaking his leg the next year, causing him to miss the Scarlet Knights’ remaining seven games in 2012-13. After transferring to Florida that off-season, a less than 100 percent Carter received a medical redshirt after playing minimal minutes over the Gators’ first seven games in 2013-14.
The 6-foot-2 guard missed time early on this past season with a sprained foot but would start 17 games and average 8.8 ppg and 2 apg for Billy Donovan.
A Paterson, New Jersey native, Carter is immediately eligible with one year remaining after graduating this spring and would certainly provide an immediate impact that perhaps no other realistic target could at this point in the recruiting cycle.