Willie McCarter

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Willie McCarter
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McCarter in 1971
Personal information
Born (1946-07-26) July 26, 1946 (age 71)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Theodore Roosevelt
(Gary, Indiana)
College Drake (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1969–1972
Position Shooting guard
Number 15, 17
Career history
19691971 Los Angeles Lakers
1971–1972 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,090 (7.0 ppg)
Rebounds 248 (1.6 rpg)
Assists 304 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willie J. McCarter (born 26 July 1946) is an American retired basketball player. He was a 6'3" (1.90 m) 175 lb (79 kg) guard. He played at Drake University, averaging 19.9 ppg in three seasons.[citation needed] He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 12th pick in the 1969 NBA draft, and played three seasons with the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. McCarter later served as head coach at the University of Detroit Mercy.

On September 23, 2005, McCarter suffered the first of three strokes within nine months. With the help of his doctors, he recovered.[1]

In February 2009, Drake University retired the #15 jersey that he wore for the Bulldogs.[2]


  1. ^ Chip Mundy. "Stroke victim hopes he and his team are in for a long run" Jackson Citizen Patriot. March 20, 2008. Retrieved on March 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Andrew Logue. "Drake men's basketball: Bulldogs' hoops legends honored". Des Moines Register. February 22, 2009. Retrieved on March 11, 2009.

External links

  • http://www.thedraftreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=141&Itemid=5
  • Willie McCarter at Basketball-Reference.com
  • http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4548958

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