March 20, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, NY) was named a 2013 Second Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


Carter is one of only four All-Americans in Rhode Island College men’s basketball history and the first to earn the honor since Alex Butler in 1997. Ricky Wilson ’72 and Troy Smith ’93 were the other two Anchormen to earn All-American honors. 




Carter was one of four Rhode Island College men’s basketball players to earn All-Little East honors earlier this season and 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.


He was named First Team All-Northeast District by the NABC and First Team All-Northeast Region by as well. Carter has also been chosen to participate in the 2013 NABC Reese’s Division III College All-Star game. The game will be played on Saturday, March 23 at 3:30pm at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia in conjunction with the NCAA Div.  III Men’s Championship Elite 8.


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 10 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 in Rhode Island College men’s basketball history with 118.


Head Coach Bob Walsh’s 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 utilized 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.