Fred Carter

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Fred Carter
Fred Carter 1969.JPG
Carter in 1969
No. 3, 5
Guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1945-02-14) February 14, 1945 (age 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College Mount St. Mary's (1965–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Pro playing career 1969–1977
Career history
As player:
19691971 Baltimore Bullets
1971–1976 Philadelphia 76ers
1976–1977 Milwaukee Bucks
As coach:
19931994 Philadelphia 76ers
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,271 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,381 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 2,122 (3.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Fredrick James Carter (born February 14, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.

A 6' 3" guard from Mount St. Mary's University, Carter was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the third round of the 1969 NBA Draft. He played eight seasons (19691977) in the NBA as a member of the Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 9,271 career points. Carter was the leading scorer on the 1973 Sixers team that lost an NBA record 73 of 82 regular-season games. He later coached the Sixers for almost two seasons, from late-1992 to mid-1994.

Following his tenure with the Sixers, Carter began a successful career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. During his time as co-host of "the NBA 2Night" he was known for his claim of being "the best player on the worst team in NBA history." He is currently an analyst on NBA TV.

On December 1, 2007, Carter had his jersey, number "33", retired at halftime of the Mount St. Mary's v. Loyola men's basketball game at Coach Jim Phelan Court in Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD. A crowd of over 2,000, mixed with Mount and Loyola students, Mount and Loyola alumni, and Emmitsburg residents cheered the "Mad Dog" for his importance to not only the men's basketball program, but the integration of the school back in the 1960s, as Carter became the first African-American student on the campus when he began attending school there.

He is also known for popularizing the "fist bump."

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