Traci Carter is heading home.
Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.
Carter, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was the 90th prospect in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.com. Furthermore, the 6’0″ point guard was spotted 18th by FOXSports.com when stratified at his position.
Last season, Carter showed potential as a freshman. He started 19 of 33 games and played more than 23 minutes per. In his role, he led the team in assists, averaging 4.6 per contest. He was second on Marquette in steals (1.4 SPG).
While the former Big East commitment struggled shooting last year — he shot 34.4% from the field and 31.4% beyond the arc, this season he was much more efficient, making more than half his attempts at 56.5%. Aside the fact, his minutes were down to 16.3 per game, forcing him to look elsewhere to continue his collegiate career.
The Explorers continue to be a hot spot for highly touted transfers. Their top four scorers, junior B.J. Johnson (18.5 PPG); senior Jordan Price (17.1 PPG); sophomore Pookie Powell (13.5 PPG); and senior Cleon Roberts (8.6 PPG), transferred from various schools in the ACC, AAC, and SEC.
Carter can suit up as early as the second semester of the 2017-18 season. One can expect a large reception for the homegrown talent’s debut.
– P. Wesner