Wake Forest takes on Boston College this Sunday in most anticipated matchup of the year, #TheRivalry. The Deacs will be shorthanded after some unfortunate circumstances, so if they want to come away with win, they will need to slow down Boston College's leading scorer, Eli Carter.
Carter is a 6'2" guard who graduated early from the University of Florida last year and transferred to BC to finish his playing career. He is averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game this season. While he shoots just under 30% from the 3 point line, he is not shy about letting it fly from downtown. 179 of his 374 shots (48%) this season have been 3-pointers, and he is averaging 7.2 3-point attempts per game. The next closest BC player in 3-pointers taken has only attempted 85 this season.
Carter is capable of getting hot and putting up big numbers for the Eagles. He scored 31 points in a loss at Pitt this year (BC had 61 points total), hitting on 5-11 3-pointers. In a close 3-point loss to UNC a few weeks ago, Carter scored 26 points hitting 5-12 3-pointers.
Carter is also a good passer, and leads the Eagles in assists with 101 on the year. That being said, he also leads the team in turnovers, averaging 3.3 per game.
It will be important the Deacs get a hand up on all of Carter's 3-point attempts. If he gets open looks early and knocks them down, he could catch fire and have a big day shooting and scoring the ball.