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HOOPS: Carter eligible

For once, the NCAA got it right. 

Rutgers transfer guard Eli Carter officially received a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately at Florida. 

"We are happy to have Eli available to play this season," head coach Billy Donovan said in a school release.

Last season, Carter -- a 6-foot-3 junior -- averaged 14.9 points as a sophomore for the Scarlet Knights before gruesomely suffering a season-ending injury (a fractured fibula) against DePaul in mid-February.

Carter transferred to UF this offseason following the ugly scandal involving former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice.

In 2011 as a freshman, Carter actually torched UF for 31 points in a double-overtime upset victory for Rutgers. 

Although the junior guard is technically eligible to play this season, that doesn't mean he will. 

Carter's health is still a major unknown, as he has still not been medically cleared by Florida's doctors.  

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Glad the kid got cleared, but really don't think he'll be much of a factor if at all this year until the end of the season. But this kid can flat out play. If he weren't hurt, he would reduce Wilbekin's minutes by half. Yes there is a lack of backcourt depth, but this team can go 6-9 C - 6-10 PF - 6-9 SF - 6-2/6-3/6-6 SG - 6-1 PG with 3 6-7+ really skilled guys coming off the bench. They'll have plenty of different rotations Billy can play with, so get ready Gator fans... PG Kasey Hill will come right in and play at an All-SEC level for 35-38 minutes a game if need be. We got us a Point Gaurd. Let's hope he stays 2 years and 6-11 Chris Walker gets cleared in Jan. It could be a really special year for the Gator Cagers.

Good stuff Jesse. Keep'm comming.

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