March 28, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, NY) was named a 2013 Third Team All-American for his performance for the Anchormen this season.


The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Carter a 2013 Second Team All-American last week. 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. In addition, Carter was chosen to participate in the 2013 NABC Reese’s Division III College All-Star game and also received  the Steve McDonald Div. III Player of the Year Award at the annual Cox Sports Rhode Island Basketball Media Awards Luncheon.


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.