Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rutgers guard Eli Carter will land at one of two locations.
“Down to Maryland & Florida!! #Decisions,” he Tweeted Friday.
The 6-foot-2 guard will visit Florida Sunday/Monday, and sources said he would visit Maryland after that.
If Carter selects Florida, he would be following in the footsteps of another former St. Anthony guard, Mike Rosario, who spent two seasons at Rutgers before transferring to play for Billy Donovan.
Rosario had his best season there this year, averaging 12.6 points.
If Carter lands at Maryland, he would be heading to the Big Ten in 2014 where he would match up against his old school since Rutgers also joins that league then.
Carter averaged 14.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists before fracturing his right fibula in mid-February against DePaul.
He would have two years of eligibility remaining and could apply for a waiver to play immediately given the extenuating circumstances surrounding Mike Rice’s firing.
Carter’s former teammate, junior wing Mike Poole, announced plans to transfer to Iona on Tuesday.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.