Michigan State Lands a Graduate Transfer
After Matt Costello graduated, Deyonta Davis announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft, and Marvin Clark transferring out of the program, the Spartan basketball team found themselves with a lack of size. On Wednesday, they got a bit of size added to their roster.
UNLV forward Ben Carter announced via twitter that he would be transferring as a graduate student to finish his college career in East Lansing.
Carter is a 6'9" forward who averaged 8.6 points and six rebounds a game last season with the Runnin' Rebels. He also had previously played at Oregon where he spent his first two years of college eligibility, though he never averaged more than 15 minutes a game with the Ducks.
Carter is also coming off of a torn ACL in his left knee that was suffered in late January of this year.
Carter's departure from UNLV is part of a mass exodus of scholarship players after Chris Beard took the UNLV head coaching job, only to leave for the Texas Tech coaching job in the same offseason.
Between the transfers, seniors graduating and early NBA draft declarations, Michigan State now has five of seven roster spots filled from last year's team with their incoming freshmen and this transfer news.