GAINESVILLE -- Following two injury-riddled seasons, redshirt junior guard Eli Carter is transferring from Florida, the school announced Monday.
Carter, who was a ballyhooed transfer from Rutgers in 2013, will graduate this spring and is eligible to play immediately next season.
"I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had here at Florida," Carter said in a release.
"I’ll always appreciate the coaches, teammates and fans that made my time here memorable."
The swingman averaged 8.8 points last season -- third on the Gators -- but he shot just 36.2 percent from the field and never rediscovered his form as the talented scorer of the Scarlet Knights.
"We appreciate everything that Eli has done in his two years in Gainesville," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
“We all wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him take this next step in his career."
As a sophomore at Rutgers, Carter averaged nearly 15 points a game. But he broke his leg in late February and he never fully recovered from the devastating injury. He played sparingly for the Gators in 2013-14 before opting for a medical redshirt. He then missed five games this past season with various aliments.
Carter’s transfer, coupled with the departures of Michael Frazier II and Chris Walker, leaves Florida with one available scholarship for next season.
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