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Rutgers transfer Eli Carter is headed to Florida

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That’s Eli Carter, one of the players to transfer out of Rutgers in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal, announcing that he’ll be heading to Florida to continue his collegiate career.

Carter, who is following the same path as the now-graduated Mike Rosario, averaged 14.9 points for the Scarlet Knights as a sophomore, but he suffered a season-ending knee injury against DePaul in February. Perhaps the reason that Florida liked him so much is that Carter scored 31 points against the Gators as a freshman.

The 6-foot-2 transfer has to sit out a season before becoming eligible unless he can secure a waiver from the NCAA as a result of the way that his time in New Brunswick came to an end.

The Gators return Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier while adding top ten recruit Kasey Hill to the mix, but Carter’s scoring punch and ability to play both back court positions will be a valuable addition whenever he does get eligible.

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Iowa State, Miami part of 2016 AdvoCare Invitational field

Jim Larranaga
Associated Press
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Friday afternoon the field for the 2016 AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando was announced, with Puerto Rico Tip-Off champion Miami being one of the eight teams involved.

Joining Jim Larrañaga’s Hurricanes in Orlando will be Florida, Gonzaga, Indiana State, Iowa State, Quinnipiac, Seton Hall and Stanford. Gonzaga has won the event in each of its prior two appearances, doing so in 2008 and 2012.

Each of the other seven teams will be making their first appearance at the AdvoCare Invitational.

Field for 2016 DirecTV Wooden Legacy announced

Steve Alford
Associated Press
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Another in-season tournament field for next season was revealed, as the DirecTV Wooden Legacy announced the eight teams that will make the trip to Fullerton, California.

UCLA, which was led to ten national titles by the event’s namesake, will take part as well CSUN, Dayton, Nebraska, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech. Six of the eight teams have made prior appearances in the event, with Dayton and Nebraska being the two programs who will make their DirecTV Wooden Legacy debuts next season.

Portland and Virginia Tech reached the title game in their prior appearances, with the Pilots losing to West Virginia in 2009 and the Hokies falling to UNLV in 2010.