Carter Transferring from Georgia Tech

If Georgia Tech is going to avoid missing the NCAA tournament for a fifth straight year, it will have to do so without Robert Carter.  According to a statement released by the school on Tuesday, the forward has chosen to continue his collegiate career elsewhere.

“I would like to thank Robert for his time here at Georgia Tech, he has represented our program well,” coach Brian Gregory said in the statement.  “Although this is disappointing, we wish him the very best in his continued career.”

As a sophomore last season, Carter averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.  His season was interrupted, however, when he missed 10 games with a knee injury. 

While the loss is undoubtedly a blow for Gregory’s squad, the Jackets do have options at power forward for next year.  Robert Sampson, who played power forward at ECU during the first three years of his career, will be eligible after sitting out as a transfer last season, and Quinton Stephens could also see some time at the 4.  As a true power forward, incoming freshman Abdoulaye Gueye may see minutes as well.