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  • 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