Ronald "Ron" Carter Jr. (born August 31, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Virginia Military Institute. He was a guard.
Carter was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round (26th pick overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft. He played for the Lakers (1978–79) and Indiana Pacers (1979–80) in the NBA for 59 games.
Carter has 4 children, 2 sons, Ronald Carter III and Paul M. Carter and 2 daughters Bria A. Carter and Brooke A. Carter. Ronald Carter III was a 2-time NCAA All-American triple jumper while attended California State University, Long Beach. Paul Carter is a collegiate basketball player at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ron Carter is currently the city manager of Benton Harbor, Michigan.