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UB could be in the running for Carter

---UB is believed to be in the mix for former Rutgers guard Eli Carter, who is transferring from the school.The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 14.9 points last season and was the Scarlet Knight's leading scorer.

The irony of Carter possibly playing in Western New York won’t be lost on St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt.

Carter committed to the Bonnies in October, 2009 and later signed with the school, only to ask out of his letter of intent in May of the following year. Carter developed into a high-major player during his senior season at St. Anthony’s in Jersey City like his coach, Hall of Famer Bob Hurley, Sr., said he would and decided to attend Brewster Academy (N.H.). Carter signed with Rutgers in April, 2011.

Obviously in the Bulls’ favor is that Hurley’s son, Bobby, is coaching at UB, but he also hired former St. Anthony’s assistant Eric Harrield.

Working against UB is that others are in pursuit of the high-scoring guard including Florida and Duke. Florida assistant Rashon Burno played for Hurley at St. Anthony’s while Carter’s best friend, Cleveland Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, played at Duke.

---Rodney McKissic

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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