Florida is making a habit out of landing transfer guards from Rutgers.
For the second time in four years, a former Rutgers and St. Anthony guard is headed to Florida.
Last time around it was Mike Rosario, now it’s Eli Carter.
And he could end up getting a hardship waiver to play right away.
“Proud to announce that I will be continuing my career at the University of Florida !!
#Gators,” the 6-foot-2 Carter Tweeted. To read more of this story, click here
Rutgers guard Eli Carter is considering six schools for his next stop.
“The schools that I am considering are Maryland, Florida, Memphis, Creighton, Buffalo & Pittsburgh !!” he Tweeted.
Carter met Tuesday with Florida and Pitt and was slated to meet with Maryland on Wednesday.
“Right now his dad wants to talk to a few coaches and see what their plans are for him and where they see him fitting into their program,” Sports U coach Brian Coleman previously told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here
Grayson Allen, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School, pledged to Duke on Wednesday.
“Committed to Duke,” he Tweeted.
Allen is the No. 32-ranked player in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals and is Duke’s first commit in the class.
He averaged 19.3 points last season and scored 31 points as Providence High won the Class 3A state championship in Florida, according to the Charlotte Observer.
ESPN’s Dave Telep Tweeted that Allen is a multi-position wing with “real toughness, range and court presence.” To read more of this story, click here
Having received his release from Rutgers, Eli Carter is on the move.
Duke, Florida, Oregon State, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Xavier, Missouri, Buffalo, Marquette, Creighton and N.C. State are among those that have reached out to Carter’s AAU coach, Brian Coleman of Sports U.
“Right now his dad wants to talk to a few coaches and see what their plans are for him and where they see him fitting into their program,” Coleman told SNY.tv after leading Sports U to the Pitt JamFest championship over DC Assault, 48-45.
“He’s kind of open, he’s looking for the best fit where he can get a chance to showcase himself.”
Coleman said Rashon Burno of Florida, a former St. Anthony standout, had reached out, as has Duke’s Steve Wojciechowski. Keep in mind that Carter’s best friend is former Duke star Kyrie Irving. To read more of this story, click here
Former West Virginia guard Jabarie Hinds in on the move.
The 5-foot-11 point guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., visited UMass last weekend and heads to St. Joe’s on Sunday. He is also considering Iona and Creighton.
Hinds spent time at UMass with friends Chaz Williams of Brooklyn and Derrick Gordon of Plainfield, N.J.
“It was good,” Hinds, 21, told SNY.tv of the UMass visit. “It was real good. I like the coaches there. I spent time with the players. Overall, the visit was good.”
He heads to St. Joe’s on Sunday.
“Me and [fellow West Virginia transfer] Aaron Brown [are] going on a visit,” Hinds said. “They called [Mount Vernon] coach [Bob] Cimmino.” To read more of this story, click here
UConn made the transfer of N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis official on Friday.
The former McDonald’s All-American who played 35 games as a freshman for the Wolfpack uring the 2012-13 season has signed a financial aid agreement to complete his transfer to UConn.
Purvis, a 6-3, 195-pound guard from Raleigh, N.C., will have to sit out the 2013-14 season as per NCAA transfer rules, although he will be able to practice with the Huskies. He will have three years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2014-15.
“Rodney is a great athlete, but first and foremost a great person,” UConn head coach Kevin Ollie said. “We’re very excited that he will be a part of our program.”
Purvis played in all 35 games for the 24-11 Wolfpack last season, starting 23 and averaging 25.5 minutes per game. He averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, shot 44.2 percent overall and 38.5 percent from three-point range. He played 32 minutes and scored seven points in N.C. State’s 69-65 victory over UConn in the Jimmy V Classic last December in Madison Square Garden. To read more of this story, click here
Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears has gotten his release and has a long list of suitors.
“I have my full release from rutgers. I am very excited to explore my options. My Hs coach @ flora MacDonald will be helping me now!” he Tweeted.
Darrick Bond, Seagears’ coach at Flora MacDonald (N.C.) Academy, said Arkansas, Auburn, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall and Minnesota were interested.
The 6-foot-1 native of Silver Springs, MD averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists. He opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice video scandal.
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Villanova sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou of the Bronx has received his release.
“Yes,” he confirmed by text.
“I’m interested in Pitt, St. Louis, Georgia Tech, Miami and UNLV.”
The transfer was first reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com.
The 6-foot-4 former Long Island Lutheran standout averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12 minutes last season at Villanova. To read more of this story, click here
After cutting his list to Illinois and Missouri, former Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby has now set visits to both schools next week.
Cosby confirmed to SNY.tv by text he will visit Illinois April 11-13 and then Mizzou April 13-15.
The NCAA Dead Period ends at noon on the 11th.
“I’m going from Illinois to Mizzou,” Cosby said. To read more of this story, click here
Former Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby is down to two schools.
“After a few home visits and looking into other situations this past week I’m going to visit Missouri and Illinois this month and decide,” Cosby told SNY.tv
The reasoning he pegged those two schools is simple.
“Not only are they Top 25 NCAA Tourney caliber teams, they have made my family and I comfortable with the fit into their big picture,” Cosby said. “I’ve had to turn down some great options from really good schools but feel like these two schools and what they offer will be the best fit for me.”
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