Women's Basketball Adds University of Georgia Transfer
June 19, 2008
The University of Memphis women's basketball team filled another open scholarship Monday with the addition of University of Georgia transfer Brittany Carter (Covington, Ga./Newton County HS). A 5-9 guard, Carter played one season at Georgia.
Following her prep career, Carter was the No. 21 ranked prospect in the country by the All-Star Girls Report. She was also ranked No. 27 in the country by hoopgurlz.com and No. 39 by scout.com. Blue Star Basketball had Carter ranked as the No. 105th player in the country.
"Brittany is a player that believes in our vision to become the class of Conference USA. She believes that she is a player that can help us get back to the NCAA tournament and advance," McFerrin said. "She is an athlete that wants to play in a fast-breaking, fast-tempo style. She will fit in perfectly in that regard, and she is motivated to be a builder in this program and wants to make her mark. She wants to be able to look back four years from now and say that she has helped build Memphis women's basketball back to prominence in our conference, regionally and nationally."
Carter played last season at Georgia, appearing in 14 games and averaging 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. She will sit out the 2008-09 season per NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2009-2010 season at Memphis. She is already somewhat familiar with the women's program at Memphis as she is a former AAU teammate of rising sophomore guard Alex Winchell. Both Carter and Winchell played AAU basketball for the Georgia Nike Elite team.
Carter played her prep ball at Newton County High School. There, the high-flying guard was a three-year starter after transferring from Redan following her freshman season. An honorable mention All-America by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, Carter averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a junior at Newton County for head coach Angela Holley. Her 2004 team reached the quarterfinals of the Georgia Class 5A state tournament, but ankle injuries sidelined Carter for large portions of her sophomore and senior seasons.
Also a letterwinner in volleyball and track and field as a freshman at Redan, Carter was voted "Most Athletic" in her senior class.
The daughter of Daisey Carter, Brittany is also the niece of former Georgia Bulldog basketball player Charles Carter. She plans on majoring in Exercise and Sport Science or Sports Administration.