Ron Carter (basketball)

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Ron Carter
Personal information
Born (1956-08-31) August 31, 1956 (age 61)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Perry Traditional Academy
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College VMI (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1978–1980
Position Shooting guard
Number 15, 13
Career history
1978–1979 Los Angeles Lakers
1980 Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Ronald "Ron" 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]

Ron Carter is currently 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. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from
  • City Manager Ron Carter (official Benton Harbor, Michigan website)
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