Special to GC
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Eli Carter intends to graduate from the University of Florida and continue his playing career elsewhere. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 9.9 points in SEC play this season and overall scored 8.8 points per game in 28 games, including 17 starts, during 2014-15.
“We appreciate everything that Eli has done in his two years in Gainesville,” head coach Billy Donovan said. “We all wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him take this next step in his career.”
“I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had here at Florida,” Carter said. “I’ll always appreciate the coaches, teammates and fans that made my time here memorable.”
The Paterson, N.J., native reached the 1,000-point career scoring milestone in Florida’s Feb. 28 win over Tennessee, including his points at Rutgers and Florida. He had three 20-point games this season, led Florida in scoring on five occasions and had 15 games with multiple 3-pointers made. Carter has one year of eligibility remaining, having redshirted at UF in 2013-14.