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Chico Carter Jr.

  • position G
  • height 6-3
  • weight 189
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • Previous School Murray State
  • High school Cardinal Newman
  • position G
  • height 6-3
  • weight 189
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • Previous School Murray State
  • High school Cardinal Newman

Chico Carter Jr. Bio

2022-23 (SENIOR)

  • Started all 25 games he played in, averaging 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game ; missed the final six games of the season with a knee injury
  • Shot 47.6 percent (49-of-103) from behind the arc, the top mark in the SEC ; his 49 3-pointers were a career best ; recorded eight games with three or more made 3s
  • Scored in double figures 11 times with a pair of 20-point games
  • Had 16 points, three assists and two steals in a 60-58 rivalry win vs. Clemson (Nov. 11) ; went the length of the floor and hit the game-winning basket with 0.9 seconds on the clock ; was 4-of-6 from 3-point territory
  • Had season-high 26 points vs. Davidson, knocking down 6-of-8 shots from distance ; his six made 3s were a new single-game, career-best mark
  • Scored 24 points in the SEC opener at Vanderbilt (Jan. 3) ; also had career-high six rebounds and dished out four assists
  • Would go on to score in double figures four more times in conference play with 12 points vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 17), 12 points at Florida (Jan. 25), 12 points at Georgia (Jan. 28) and 15 points vs. Vanderbilt (Feb. 14)

2021-22 (JUNIOR)

  • Saw action in 24 games, making his lone start in a 105-75 rout of Army (Dec. 22) ; was 7-of-13 from the field and had 20 points and three steals
  • Shot 37.9 percent overall from behind the arc (11-of-29) in his first season in Garnet and Black
  • Averaged 4.2 points per game in limited minutes
  • Scored season-high 21 points at Clemson (Dec. 18) ; went 9-of-10 at the free throw line (both career highs) in the game
  • Had one double figure outing in SEC play, scoring 12 points vs. Florida (Jan. 15) on 5-of-9 shooting


  • Prior to time at Carolina, earned two letters at Murray State, averaging 9.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.3 minutes per game (48 games played)
  • As a sophomore for the Racers, started the final nine games of the season, averaging 16.9 points during the stretch, hitting 51.8 percent (57-110) of his attempts from the field
  • Scored a career high 27 points vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 27, 2021), and dished out a career best nine assists vs. Brescia (Nov. 16, 2019) at Murray State
  • As a freshman, saw action in 22 games, averaging 6.3 points per game with 51 assists on the year
  • Played high school basketball at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia
  • As a junior at Cardinal Newman, averaged 21.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game
  • Averaged 24.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior when he helped Cardinal Newman to the state title
  • Was Cardinal Newman School’s all-time leading scorer at the conclusion of his prep career with 1,868 points


  • Son of Chico Sr. and Kitty Carter
  • Has a sister, Cierra
  • Both parents played basketball at Morris College, and his sister played basketball at Furman
  • Chico Sr. also starred in baseball, garnering freshman of the year, all-region, and all-conference accolades all four years and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1990 ; Chico Sr. also a retired member of the Army National Guard
  • Kitty also starred on the court, earning freshman of the year honors in 1985 ; earned her Masters Degree from the USC School of Public Health
  • Cierra had a standout career on the court for Furman (2015-18), earning several postseason accolades, including SoCon All-Freshman Team, and All-SoCon Second Team honors as a junior and senior ; she ranks 11th in Paladin history in scoring with 1,383 career points, and fifth in rebounding with 859 rebounds during her career
  • After basketball, would like to coach, or own his own business
  • A sociology major