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Dec 10, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; A general view of the State Farm Center before the game between the Dartmouth Big Green at Illinois Fighting Illini. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Brittany Carter Transfers To Illini For 2014-15 Season

Earlier today, Illinois Fighting Illini women’s head coach Matt Bollant announced that point guard Brittany Carter will join the Illini for the 2014-15 season. Carter graduated from Ball State after three years and will able to play for Illinois this season as a senior.

During her junior season at Ball State, Brittany Carter averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and a team-best 1.8 steals per game.

She ranked second on the Cardinals in scoring and third in rebounding.

Carter also played against a Big Ten opponent last season when Ball State faced Purdue to open the 2013-14 season.

She scored 19 points and held Purdue guard Courtney Moses scoreless in the game. She also scored a game-high 17 points in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament against Northwestern.

Per fightingillini.com, head coach Matt Bollant spoke very highly of the new Illini addition:

“Brittany is a highly skilled two-guard with a great feel for the game and she understands how to play. She will give us some quality depth at guard and will be an impact player for us. We recruited her out of high school at Green Bay and we’re really excited to have the opportunity to coach her.”

Brittany Carter is a native of St. Louis and led Incarnate Word Academy to back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011. She also earned MVP honors on the Show-Me State Super Seven team.

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