PF Robert Carter transferring from Ga Tech

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    He's from down on the Georgia-Florida state line and we were recruiting him pretty aggressively before he chose Tech, FWIW. Good player.
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    From the link:
    Carter was part of Gregory’s initial class, signing in November 2011 as the No. 33 player in the country, according to ESPN. Headed toward the 2014-15 season, he and classmate Marcus Georges-Hunt figured to be the foundational players to try to advance Gregory’s rebuilding efforts.
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    Wow. He would be a great piece to add for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons.
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    Sign him up!
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    As is the case with the USF player, there is no room currently available at the ODome Inn. Someone would have to be released from their scholarship for the Gators to put up a vacancy available sign.
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    If we don't get Egbunu (the USF transfer who should be announcing in the next day or two), Carter would be a great pickup.

    We need a center in 2015-2016, so there is plenty of playing time for whoever decides to come. Billy is great at developing big men. The guy could spend a whole transfer year banging against Harris and CWalk in practice - developing big time - and then have the starting job wide open the next season.

    Early rumors are that Auburn is one possible competitor.
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    He would be a great pickup but at 6'8", he's not a candidate for center.
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    I think he'd likely be a PF but this is college not the pros. Haslem was a great center at 6 7. It's all about the body type.
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    We are recruiting the USF transfer so I'm going to guess that means we do have room.
    • Agree Agree x 1
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    Maybe we can become a team of nothin' but transfers.

    (Just kidding for the literalists out there).
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    You know Oak, all kidding aside, Billy D's high school recruiting efforts on the inside (PF/C) over the past several years, have been very ineffective. This seems really weird when you consider just how many former Gator big men are thriving in the NBA and elsewhere in pro basketball. As I noted in an earlier thread, without transfers, next year's front court would consist of Chris Walker, Devon Walker and the extremely skinny Robinson. All the others of what should be a pretty decent front court are transfers (Finney-Smith, Horford, Harris and Murphy).

    So, literally, the Gators have become very nearly a team of front court transfers. Who also historically have done pretty well for themselves after spending some time under Billy D's tuteledge.
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    Them, I have often wondered if part of that may be that some of these players go elsewhere based on a promise of playing time and looking at UF's roster. Maybe when they get to their new locale, they find out that it is just like what Billy had promised - you get a chance to compete. They then, with an advanced amount of wisdom at how the process works, look back to UF and the success that has been made in the NBA by our players and think, "Maybe Billy was one of the few that told me the truth" and they reconsider. It seems that it happens so often lately, there may be some truth to it. Just a thought that has been brewing in my brain.

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