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Butch Carter

Basketball player from United States of America

Clarence Eugene "Butch" Carter (born June 11, 1958 in Springfield, Ohio, United States) is a retired American basketball player and coach of the NBA. He is the older brother of retired NFL wide receiver Cris Carter. Carter excelled in basketball and football at Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, from 1973–1976, and was named Ohio's "Player of the Year" in 1976. Carter played as guard at Indiana University from 1976–1980 and graduated with a degree in Marketing. There, he was notable for hitting the game winning shot in the 1979 NIT championship game, vs. Purdue, earning him the tournament's MVP award, alongside teammate Ray Tolbert. Carter was named Co-Captain as a senior and led the team to the 1980 Big Ten Championship. He was the first guard to lead the Big Ten field goal percentage. Carter was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the 1980 NBA Draft. He played a total of six years in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers (1980–1981), Indiana Pacers (1981–1984), New York Knicks (1984–1985), and Philadelphia 76ers (1985). He averaged 8.7 points per game over the six seasons. He held the NBA record for most points in an overtime period (14) for twenty years  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1958-06-11
Place of birth
Springfield
Nationality
United States of America
Siblings
Cris Carter
Profession
Coach, Basketball player

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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