Jason Carter looks to inbound the ball during the first half of the Bobcats 66-57 win over Miami on March 8, 2019. PHOTO: Taylor Jedrzejek/WOUB

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Carter Enters into NCAA Transfer Portal

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Jason Carter, Ohio’s leading scorer and second leading rebounder from this past season, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.

This move comes fresh off the heels of Ohio’s parting ways with former head coach Saul Phillips and hiring of new bench boss Jeff Boals.

Carter mentioned after the regular season finale against Miami that he wanted to continue to play for Phillips.

In 65 appearances and 46 starts across three seasons, Carter has averaged 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The Johnstown, Ohio native bounced back from an injury-plagued 2017-18 season to lead the Bobcats in scoring and win shares in 2018-19 campaign.

Carter played and started in all 31 games for the Bobcats this past season, averaging 16.5 points and 6.7rebounds per game in his redshirt sophomore campaign. He received All-MAC Third Team honors as well.

While Carter has entered the portal, there is no guarantee that he will be leaving the Ohio program. Entering the NCAA transfer portal only lets other schools know that you are considering a transfer and allows for communication between both parties. A player can still return to their original school if they so choose.

Carter has two years of eligibility remaining, but could stand to lose a year if he transfers to another school.