Two Transfers Sign With Runnin' Rebels
June 2, 2014
The UNLV men's basketball program has received signed financial aid agreements from Ben Carter and Jerome Seagears, head coach Dave Rice announced Monday. Both student-athletes will enroll at UNLV this summer.
Carter, a 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound forward is from Las Vegas and attended Bishop Gorman High School. He went to Oregon where he played in all 37 games as a freshman and appeared in 25 games as a sophomore, making five starts and averaging 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 12.7 minutes per game. He will sit out the 2014-15 season as a redshirt and will be a junior for the 2015-16 season.
"We are excited about the addition of Ben," Rice said. "He is a versatile forward who can score in a variety of ways and is a terrific rebounder. He has a great understanding of basketball concepts and is a relentless competitor. A leader that will be extremely valuable in practice this season, Ben won multiple state championships at Bishop Gorman and helped Oregon earn berths in the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons."
Carter was a honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection in 2013-14 and ranked fourth on the team in blocks. For his college career he has appeared in 62 games and has recorded 147 rebounds, while shooting 80.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Seagears, a 6-foot-1-inch, 175-pound guard, is from Silver Spring, Md. He is transferring to UNLV from Rutgers where he played for three seasons. He averaged 7.1 points and 3.2 assists per game last season as a junior and he will join the Runnin' Rebel program as a senior.
"Jerome is an important addition to our program," Rice said. "He brings valuable playing experience and has a great feel for making plays for others. He is also a terrific shooter, committed defender and a tough competitor. We are counting on Jerome to provide leadership."
A two-time Big East All-Academic Team member, Seagears has scored 669 career points, while dishing out 259 assists, grabbing 225 rebounds and recording 65 steals. During the 2013-14 season, he played in 31 games and made 12 starts. For his career, he has played in 94 games with 56 starts.
Carter and Seagears join Jordan Cornish, Cody Doolin, Patrick McCaw, Dwayne Morgan, Goodluck Okonoboh and Rashad Vaughn to make up UNLV's 2014 recruiting class. The class was ranked at the end of April by Rivals.com as the fourth-best in the country, only behind Duke, Kentucky and Arizona, and ahead of North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown and Maryland.