PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 7, 2013) - Rutgers guard Eli Carter (Paterson, N.J.) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after averaging 21.0 points while shooting 90 percent (9-10) from the free throw line and 13-of-27 from the field in a 1-1 week. The sophomore paces a Scarlet Knights (10-3, 1-1) offense that leads the BIG EAST in free throw percentage, while ranking third in field goal percentage, into a key conference match-up versus St. John’s this Wednesday (Jan. 9) evening at Madison Square Garden.
Carter made eight-of-nine free throws en route to a game-high 23 points off the bench in helping Rutgers to a 67-62 win over No. 22/24 Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon before a national television audience at the RAC. The performance followed in impressive showing at No. 7/7 Syracuse on Wednesday, when he shot 7-of-13 and 5-of-10 from behind the arc to score 19 points.
The St. Anthony High School product presently leads the BIG EAST in free throw percentage (90.4), while also placing sixth in the conference in scoring (17.5).
The honor marks Carter’s third career recognition on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll and second this season after being cited on Nov. 26. He was also recognized as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week in 2011-12.
Senior wing Dane Miller (Rochester, N.Y.) and sophomore guard Myles Mack (Paterson, N.J.), were named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll this season as well, on Dec. 31 and Dec. 17, respectively.