Former Seattle guard Sterling Carter announced his commitment to Purdue today. The graduate transfer will be eligible immediately for the Boilermakers.
Carter, a 6-foot, 200-pound guard, averaged 7.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the Redhawks, who went 8-22 last season. He played in just eight games, and started five, before leaving the Seattle program.
As a graduate transfer, Carter will have one year of eligibility for Purdue, and he adds some much-needed shooting acumen to the roster. There is a red flag in the form of production at Seattle, though.
Carter's minutes and point per game decreased steadily throughout his career with the Redhawks, leading up to his departure in his final season. He is a volume shooter, but should find a niche on a team that lacked a perimeter threat all of last season.
For his part, the soon-to-be Boilermaker seems excited to get a fresh start.
"God has blessed me with a great opportunity and I'm glad to be a Boilermaker and I'm so appreciative of all those who have welcomed me!!!" Carter said on his Twitter account, @SportyCarter10.