Ben Carter Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility
Michigan State basketball was already going to be good next season when Miles Bridges announced he had "unfinished business" and came back for his sophomore season, but now the rich get richer with the news that Ben Carter has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
The news came on Monday that the NCAA accepted Michigan State's medical hardship waiver for their graduate transfer from UNLV. Carter, who didn't have to sit out a year due to NCAA rules on grad transfers, was injured in the preseason last year and didn't play any regular season minutes for Tom Izzo.
He'll get a chance to in 2017-18 in what is sure to be a strong front court presence.
“I feel blessed. First of all, I want to thank the NCAA for granting the waiver, and everyone at Michigan State, especially in the compliance office, for all their hard work. I honestly didn’t know if the waiver would be granted, but I kept praying that I would be able to play one more year of college basketball." Carter said in a press release.
Carter will join returning sophomore Nick Ward and incoming freshmen Xavier Tillman and Jaren Jackson Jr. to create some front court depth that Michigan State was sorely lacking last season.
Carter's addition to the 2017-18 squad means Michigan State has only one scholarship remaining to bring in either a freshman or another transfer for next season.