Robert Carter Jr: 2016 Draft Prospect
2015-2016 Season Stats
Courtesy of Maryland Athletics
AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection...Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner...scored in double-figures in 25 games this season...averaged 12.3 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game; shot .554 from the floor...helped guide Maryland to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2003...recorded 1,000th career point vs. Hawaii in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20)...also led team in rebounding with nine rebounds vs. Hawaii...notched 11 rebounds against South Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/18)...posted 18 points and eight boards vs. Michigan State in the B1G semifinals (3/12)...recorded 13 points vs. Nebraska in the B1G quarterfinals (3/11)...eighth in the B1G in rebounds (6.8 rpg) and sixth in FG percentage (.561) during league play...scored 14 points and added six rebounds vs. Illinois (3/3)...recorded 17 points and added six boards against Michigan (2/21)...posted 19 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. Purdue (2/6)...scored 10 points and added seven boards at Ohio State (1/31)...matched a game-high with 17 points and added seven rebounds and four assists vs. No. 3 Iowa (1/28)...recorded a double-double on 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Northwestern (1/19)...scored a career-high 25 points vs. Ohio State (1/16)...posted double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and added four blocks at Wisconsin (1/9)...paced the Terps in scoring (19) and rebounds (8) vs. Marshall (12/27)...posted game-high 20 points and added six assists vs. Saint Francis (12/4)...scored 12 points and added a team-high eight rebounds in a win vs Georgetown (11/17).
AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Sitting out his redshirt junior season after joining Maryland from Georgia Tech, dedicated himself to the weight room and dropped 18 pounds and six (6) percent body fat.
AS A SOPHOMORE AT GEORGIA TECH (2013-14): Established himself as a force in the post in the non-conference season before suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee at Charlotte on Dec. 29 ... Had surgery Jan. 7 and missed Tech's first 10 ACC games ... Returned to action Feb. 8 vs. Virginia and scored in double digits in eight of 10 games, averaging 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while hitting 43.8 percent from the floor and 10-of-37 from three-point range ... Last four regular season games (16.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 52.1 pct. FG): 20 points and six rebounds at Florida State (4-9 FG, 11-11 FT), with career highs for free throws made and attempted ... 19 points and 10 rebounds at Notre Dame (8-16 FG, 3-6 on 3s), with career highs for field goals made and attempted (8-for-16) and for threes made and attempted (3-for-6) ... 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks in win at Syracuse ... 16 points, 7-9 FG, four rebounds vs. Virginia Tech ... Averaged 16.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg in the ACC Tournament ... Had 20 points and 13 rebounds in Tech's opening-round win over Boston College, his sixth double-double of the season, ninth of his career ... Had been strong on the glass up until his injury, averaging 9.3 rebounds per game (was 1st in the ACC, top 50 in the NCAA) ... Finished the season at 8.4 now, which would have been third had he played in the required 75 percent of Tech's games ... Other double-doubles included a 15-point, 15-rebound effort against Kennesaw State, Presbyterian (13 pts, 10 rebs), Mississippi Valley State (13 pts, 15 reb) and Mississippi (11 pts, 13 reb) ... Averaged 10.3 points (4th for Tech) and hit 50 percent of his field goals before his injury, boosted by a career-high 21 points against Illinois (6-of-10 FG) in which he canned two 3s in a 12-0 Tech run late in the game.
AS A FRESHMAN AT GEORGIA TECH (2012-13): Earned a spot in Tech's starting lineup for the season-opener and held on to it ... Made the Coaches ACC All-Freshman team ... Tech's second-leading scorer at 9.9 ppg (14 double-digit scoring games, seven in ACC games) and led the team in rebounds (6.7 per game, 12th in the ACC), two ahead of Daniel Miller... In ACC games: 9.9 ppg (team-high) and 6.5 rpg (2nd on the team), 44.6 pct. FG, 34.1 pct. on 3s... Ranked fifth among ACC freshmen in scoring and double-digit scoring games, second in rebounding and double-digit rebound games... Posted his fifth double-double and second in five games with 19 points and 10 boards in Feb. 27 win over Maryland (7-11 FG, 4-4 FT, two assists, two blocks) ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week Monday largely for that effort... Knocked down game-winning free throws with 8.7 seconds left in Feb. 16 win at Wake Forest, 4-for-4 in the game, in which he scored 10 points... Scored a career-best 20 in the first meeting against Wake Forest, hitting 9-of-10 FG and 2-of-3 threes ... Came up big in the first meeting against Virginia with 14 points (6-8 FG), eight rebounds, three assists and two big blocks... Also scored double-doubles Feb. 14 against Clemson (10 pts/11 reb), Chattanooga (13 pts/12 reb) and Alabama State (13 pts/11 reb) ... Within a point or a rebound of getting three others... Had six double-digit rebound games, hitting his season high of 12 vs. North Carolina (Jan. 23) and Chattanooga... Scored 19 points against UNC Wilmington (8-for-12) and grabbed nine rebounds ... Five of those points came in succession that lifted Tech from a 62-61 deficit to a 66-62 lead, which it did not relinquish late in the game... Tried at least one three in 27 of Tech's 31 games (28.1 pct.) ... Hit a big one off a designed play out of a timeout to help Tech hold off Virginia Tech in Blacksburg ... Made 2-of-4 in Tech's win at Miami... Received an invitation to compete in the trials for the USA Basketball Under-19 team during the summer of 2013.
AT SHILOH HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga., for coach Kim Rivers, and earned first-team all-state honors in class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Generals went 19-3, made it out of the region 8AAAAA playoffs but lost in the second round of the state tournament to eventual champion Milton ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior at class AA Thomasville High School, where he averaged 20.3 points, 14 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for coach Ben Tillman ... Helped the Bulldogs to three straight region 1-AA titles ... Ranked No. 33 nationally (6th among power forwards) in the Rivals150 prep player rankings in the class of 2012 ... Rated 21st among the nation's seniors according to ESPN, also ranked 7th among the nation's power forwards by ESPN...Twice invited to participate in training camp for USA Basketball, last summer for the Under-19 team to prepare for the FIBA Americas U19 Championships in the summer of 2013 ... Participated in the USA U18 trials in the summer of 2012.
PERSONAL: Full name is Robert Lawrence Carter, Jr. ... Born April 4, 1994 in Thomasville, Ga. ... Son of Robert and Linda Carter ... Enjoys table tennis and baseball ... Dad put a basketball in his hands at age 3...major is Family Science....has a 7-3 winspan...sitting out his redshirt junior season after joining Maryland from Georgia Tech, dedicated himself to the weight room and dropped 18 pounds and six (6) percent fat...tireless worker who often organized late night shooting sessions with teammates and team managers at XFINITY Center throughout the season ...father, Robert Carter, Sr., played junior college basketball in Miami, Fla.