Rutgers adds Elijah Carter to class

Elijah Carter, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Brewster Academy (N.H.), has signed to play for Rutgers starting next season, the school announced on Thursday.

Carter -- a Paterson, N.J., native who played for the legendary Bob Hurley at St. Anthony (Jersey City) prior to prepping at Brewster -- is the seventh player to sign with Rutgers and coach Mike Rice for next season. ESPN currently ranks the class No. 15 in the country.

"To add a versatile and play-making guard to our incoming class is a big plus for our program," said Rice. "Eli has the ability to make plays in the open floor. Having competed for Coach Hurley at Saint Anthony, Eli fits our style of switching defenses very well. He also played at Brewster Academy with five other high major signees, so he knows when to give the ball up and when to take over. Just like the rest of our class, Eli is a competitor. He is used to winning and he will do what it takes to help Rutgers be successful."