Tahrike A. Carter
Grad Year: 2015
Year Inducted: 2019
Tahrike A. Carter ’15 starred a guard in men’s basketball from 2009-13. During his tenure with the Anchormen, he was a member of three Little East Regular Season and Tournament championship teams. RIC played in the NCAA Div. III Tournament in each of his four seasons on the hardwood, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 11.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native closed out his four-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 118 games, starting 80 of them. He compiled 823 points, 530 rebounds, 313 assists, 141 steals and 31 blocked shots. For his career, Carter averaged 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocks. He is the all-time leader in games played in Rhode Island College men’s basketball history and ranks 10th all-time in career assists.
As a senior in 2012-2013, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Carter a 2013 Second Team All-American. 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 named a 2013 Third Team D3Hoops.com All-American and was also named First-Team All-Northeast District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), First Team All-Northeast Region by D3hoops.com and was also chosen to participate in the 2013 NABC Reese’s Division III College All-Star game.
Furthermore, 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. Carter 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, who was named the men’s basketball team’s MVP, was the only member of the Anchormen to start in all 30 games. He 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.
As a junior in 2011-2012, Carter was named Second Team All-Little East and to the league’s All-Defensive Team. He played in 29 games, starting all of them. Carter averaged 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while also averaging a team-high 4.2 assists and a team-high 1.6 steals. He scored a season-high 20 points against Amherst on Jan. 31, corralled a season-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 19 against Lasell, swiped a season-high five steals on Feb. 24 against Western Connecticut, and dished out a season-high of nine assists on two occasions. Carter was among the top 10 in the Little East Conference in rebounds, steals, and field goal percentage, while ranking third in assists. He cracked double-digits in scoring 18 times on the year.
As a sophomore in 2010-2011, Carter played in 29 games, starting 12 of them. He averaged 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game. Carter cracked double-digits in scoring twice, including a season-high 11 points at UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 25. His best performance of the year came in the form of a 10 point, 10-rebound double-double in a win at UMass Boston on Dec. 11. Carter also posted season-highs of six assists at Johnson and Wales on Nov. 30 and four steals at Lasell on Nov. 20.
As a freshman in 2009-2010, Carter was named to the Little East Conference All-Rookie Team. He played in 30 games, starting nine of them. Carter averaged 3.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.5 steals per game. He had season-highs of seven points on multiple occasions, six rebounds and three steals against UMass Boston on Dec. 12 and five assists at Amherst on Feb. 2.
Carter was 2009 graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academy.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Rhode Island College in 2015.