Ron Carter (basketball)

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Ron Carter
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Carter in 2019
Personal information
Born (1956-08-31) August 31, 1956 (age 63)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolPerry Traditional Academy
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
CollegeVMI (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1978–1980
PositionShooting guard
Number15, 13
Career history
1978–1979Los Angeles Lakers
1980Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Ronald Carter Jr. (born August 31, 1956) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 played collegiate basketball at the University of Illinois at Chicago and plays professionally in Europe.[1]

As of March 2010, Ron Carter was the city manager of Benton Harbor, Michigan.[2]


  1. ^ Ryan, Shannon (2010-08-28). "Carter's transfer to UIC all about family". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
  2. ^ Goodenow, Evan (2010-03-29). "Outside shot" (fee required). The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2010-09-08.

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