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Chico Carter bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
- Prior to time at Carolina, earned two letters at Murray State, averaging 9.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.3 minutes per game (48 games played)
- As a sophomore for the Racers, started the final nine games of the season, averaging 16.9 points during the stretch, hitting 51.8 percent (57-110) of his attempts from the field
- Scored a career high 27 points vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 27, 2021), and dished out a career best nine assists vs. Brescia (Nov. 16, 2019) at Murray State
- As a freshman, saw action in 22 games, averaging 6.3 points per game with 51 assists on the year
- Played high school basketball at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia
- As a junior at Cardinal Newman, averaged 21.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game
- Averaged 24.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior when he helped Cardinal Newman to the state title
- Was Cardinal Newman School’s all-time leading scorer at the conclusion of his prep career with 1,868 points
- Son of Chico Sr. and Kitty Carter
- Has a sister, Cierra
- Both parents played basketball at Morris College, and his sister played basketball at Furman University
- Chico Sr. also starred in baseball, garnering freshman of the year, all-region, and all-conference accolades all four years and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1990. Chico Sr. is also a retired member of the Army National Guard
- Kitty also starred on the court, earning freshman of the year honors in 1985. She earned her Masters Degree from the USC School of Public Health
- Cierra had a standout career on the court for Furman (2015-18), earning several postseason accolades, including SoCon All-Freshman Team, and All-SoCon Second Team honors as a junior and senior. She ranks 11th in Paladin history in scoring with 1,383 career points, and fifth in rebounding with 859 rebounds during her career.
- After basketball, he would like to coach, or own his own business
- Chose South Carolina because “I’m from Columbia, so when I got the opportunity to come back I couldn’t pass it up. Coach Martin and I had a relationship coming out of high school, so that played a part in my coming to South Carolina as well.”
- A sociology major