CU Buffs women’s basketball: Peyton Carter transferring to Elon

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Former Colorado women’s basketball player Peyton Carter is transferring to Elon University.

Former Colorado and Monarch High School women’s basketball player Peyton Carter has found a new home.

On Wednesday, Elon University announced that it has added Carter to the roster as a transfer.

“can’t wait to be a Phoenix!” Carter wrote on Twitter. “thankful for this opportunity & those who helped me through this process!!”

A 2017 graduate of Monarch High School, Carter was an all-conference and all-state performer, averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 assists per game as a senior with the Coyotes.

In two seasons with the Buffaloes, Carter appeared in 41 games, with one start. She averaged 2.8 points in 7.8 minutes per game as a freshman, but saw those numbers drop to 0.9 points and 4.2 minutes per game this past season. After the season, she elected to enter the transfer portal and look for a better opportunity to play.

“We are excited to welcome Peyton to the Elon family,” coach Charlotte Smith said in a press release from Elon. “Peyton’s extensive skill set and natural feel for the game stuck out immediately. Her two years of experience in the Pac-12 will surely benefit her and our team moving forward in the (Colonial Athletic Association).”

Carter will sit out next season because of the NCAA transfer rule, but will have two years to play after that.

“Our fans will quickly take to her engaging personality and blue-collar work ethic,” Smith said. “We believe she will make an excellent addition both on and off the court.”