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Ben Carter joining Michigan State Spartans

Ben Carter is a big addition for Michigan State basketball.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan State Spartans are dipping into the college basketball transfer market.

Former UNLV Runnin' Rebels star Ben Carter has announced that he'll be playing his final year of college hoops in East Lansing this fall:

One of the top graduate transfers this offseason, Carter is on the move again after beginning his college career at Oregon and played last season at UNLV. To be fair, UNLV is a mess after firing head coach Dave Rice midseason last year before hiring Chris Beard, only to watch him leave to become the head man at Texas Tech.

In the middle of all this, just about every Runnin' Rebel on scholarship has left the program, including Carter. The 6-9 forward averaged 8.6 points, 6.0 boards and 1.6 assists per game last season with the Runnin' Rebels. His season ended on Jan. 30 due to a torn ACL.

Carter is immediately eligible and fills a big need in the frontcourt with Marvin Clark transferring, Matt Costello graduating and Deyonta Davis going pro. Arizona, Arizona State, Miami (FL) and N.C. State were also in consideration for Carter.