Mar 4, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets forward Robert Carter, Jr. (4) dribbles past Syracuse Orange guard Tyler Ennis (11) during the second half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Georgia Tech won the game 67-62. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter Jr. to transfer

Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter, Jr. is planning to transfer from Georgia Tech, according to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish.

The CBS report has been confirmed by a press release from the Georgia Tech Athletic department. Head coach Brian Gregory made the following statement:

“I would like to thank Robert for his time here at Georgia Tech, he has represented our program well,” said Gregory. “Although this is disappointing, we wish him the very best in his continued career.

“Transferring has become commonplace; it is now part of the culture and fabric of the college basketball landscape. You have to move on and keep building. Our returning players are poised to have exceptional seasons and we are excited about our incoming class and their ability to positively impact our program.”

Losing Carter will be a huge blow to the Yellow Jackets, as he was going to be looked upon to take a leadership role with the team next year, his junior season. Carter earned a starting spot on coach Brian Gregory’s Jackets during his freshman season.

The 6-foot-8 Carter has all the tools to be a truly great power forward in the game, and has made his mark as one of the best rebounders in the ACC during his first two seasons on the Flats.

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