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Reports: Florida transfer Eli Carter to visit UNLV

Former double-digit scorer Eli Carter is transferring for the third time in less than three years, and he'll be making a visit to UNLV.

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Former Rutgers and Florida guard Eli Carter will visit UNLV this weekend according to Jon Rothstein and Jeff Goodman.

Carter is 6-foot-2 guard that has one year of eligibility of remaining and could play right away for Dave Rice in 2015-16. Last year in Gainsville, Carter started 17 games and averaged 8.8 points per game on 36.2 percent shooting.

Prior to his stop in the SEC, Carter was playing with current Rebel Jerome Seagears at Rutgers. As a freshman, Carter averaged 13.8 points per game on 41 percent shooting, which he followed up with 14.9 points on 38.4 percent shooting in his sophomore campaign.

The addition of Carter would create an even bigger mess of talent – and playing time expectations – on the wing. The Rebels have already added Mercer transfer Ike Nwamu, JUCO transfer Tyrell Bellot-Green and freshman Derrick Jones to the returning wing core of Pat McCaw, Jordan Cornish and Dwayne Morgan. Plus the point guard spot has three more guys – Seagears, Daquon Cook and Jalen Poyser – that can play off the ball.

Pat McCaw, who can play point guard as well, is expected to get starters minutes, as would Ike Nwamu. Then Jordan Cornish and Tyrell Bellot-Green, who have both shown the ability to stroke it at a high rate from three, would expect to get minutes as the team's best shooters. That leaves the super dunker Derrick Jones and athletic tweener Dwayne Morgan looking for time.

Carter would likely fit somewhere behind McCaw and Nwamu on the depth chart, but with one year of eligibility remaining, Carter could find himself getting limited playing time in UNLV’s back court.

The guard does have an injury history, as he fractured his right fibula in 2013. Carter would take the Rebels last available scholarship for next season.