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UNLV graduate transfer Ben Carter will visit NC State

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Carter is a 6'9 forward who started his college career at Oregon before transferring to UNLV. Now the Vegas native is on his way out, thanks to turmoil within the program and a coaching change. Carter has five finalists, and plans to visit all of them, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein: NC State, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, and Miami.

As a graduate transfer, Carter can play immediately, though this does come with a caveat. Carter tore the ACL in his left knee in early February, so he's gonna be on the shelf for a bit. NC State's Dennis Smith went about seven months before being fully cleared of his ACL injury.

That injury is unlikely to affect his status for next season, and if you need evidence of that, just look at his list of transfer options.

Prior to getting hurt, Carter was in the midst of a career year. He made 56.2% of his two-point attempts in 2016, and he's always been an excellent free throw shooter. He's a bit turnover-prone, but rebounds well at the offensive end. He's also used to playing a secondary role within an offense, which will help him ease into a spot on his new team.

While he's not a traditional forward (only weighs 225, doesn't rebound well at the defensive end, etc.), he can definitely help the Wolfpack, which needs to add multiple players up front so that Lennard Freeman can redshirt. Add Carter and Savon Goodman and we can call it an offseason.