I can't believe I missed this, but the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Twitter on Tuesday that it looks like UIC will be the final destination for Paul Carter. The Flames are applying for a waiver so that Carter can play for the Flames immediately. Since he'd be taking graduate classes and has a hardship reason for the move, because of his sister's battles with cancer, there is no reason to think the NCAA will deny him the chance to play.
This is an important get for UIC. The Flames needed a front-court talent like this to help take some of the pressure off Robo Kreps after the graduation of Jeremy Buttell. This move makes perfect sense for Jimmy Collins and should help the Flames avoid finishing in the basement of the Horizon League next season.
Carter joins a recruiting class that is now up to six players. If true that means some of the Flames players that didn't graduate won't be back next season. Players like Shawn King, Daniel Barnes and Paris Carter could all help the Flames in the near future along with Carter.
Instant Update: UIC literally just sent out a press release announcing its recruiting class.
In other UIC news, the Indianapolis Star is reporting that the Flames are going to be playing Butler on BracketBuster Saturday instead of going outside the conference. This move is to accommodate Butler's title game rematch with Duke. I'm not quite sure what UIC gets out of this deal except some goodwill from the conference, but it'll be interesting to see if anything else is said about it.