RIC’s Tahrike Carter to Play in All-Star Game March 23

Tahrike Carter

Tahrike Carter

Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter  has been chosen to participate in the 2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reese’s Division III College All-Star game.

The game will be played on Saturday (Mar. 23)  at 3:30 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va., in conjunction with the NCAA Div. III Men’s Championship Elite 8 basketball playoff game.

Carter, who's from Brooklyn, NY, also has been named to the First Team All-Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com for his performance this season, becoming the first player in Rhode Island College basketball history to earn this honor. 

In addition, Carter was also one of four Rhode Island College men’s basketball players to earn All-Little East honors earlier this season. He was named the 2013 Little East Conference Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Little East and to the league’s All-Defensive Team. He became the first player in league history to earn Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors in the same season. He also joins former RIC standout Bobby Bailey as the only other player to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.

Carter was the only member of the Anchormen to start in all 30 games this season. The senior averaged 10.7 points, a team-high 6.6 rebounds, a team-leading 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while ranking among the top in the Little East Conference in assists (2nd), assist/turnover ratio (3rd), steals (5th), rebounds (6th) and minutes played (7th).

Carter reached double figures in scoring 20 times and finished the season with three double-doubles. He totaled a career-high 22 points against Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 8 and hauled in a career-high 11 rebounds on two occasions. Carter handed out a career-high 10 assists on two occasions and also swiped a season-high four steals on two occasions, as well. He is currently the all-time leader in games played (total of 118) in Rhode Island College men’s basketball history.

The Anchormen finished the 2012-2013 campaign with a 26-4 overall record and a 13-1 mark in Little East Conference play to win the league’s Regular Season Championship. Rhode Island College defeated UMass Dartmouth and Southern Maine to become the first team in conference history to advance to seven straight Little East Conference Tournament Championship games. The Anchormen used their hallmark defensive pressure to outlast Keene State and capture the program’s fifth LEC Conference Championship trophy.

After dispatching Hobart, 62-59, in overtime in the First Round of the 2013 NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Anchormen fell in overtime to Morrisville State in the Second Round, 66-61.