CARTER: I have to attribute a lot of my success to Florida Tech
BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Former Florida Tech men’s basketball star Chris Carter recently added another championship trophy to his resume.
Carter, captain of the Rostock Seawolves in the German Pro-A Basketball League, led his team to the most successful year in club history.
On May 21, the Seawolves claimed victory with a 78-77 feat and a 3-0 mark over the Tübingen Tigers in the Pro-A Championship.
The victory propelled the team to BBL, the top division of German professional basketball.
“I have to attribute a lot of my success to Florida Tech,” Carter said.
“Playing under Coach Mims gave me the opportunity to not only learn from a former professional coach and understand this coaching style, but also to learn from a leader. taught me have stayed with me throughout my professional career.
The point guard completed his seventh professional season and second stint with the Seawolves where he averaged 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Prior to the Seawolves, in 2019-20, Carter was a member of Chemnitz where he averaged 9.7 points, 5.1 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
He helped lead the team to a league-best 25-2 record before the season was halted due to COVID-19.
Carter already has experience leading a team to a championship during his professional career.
Prior to joining Chemnitz, the Port St. Lucie, Florida native was a member of Rasta Vechta, also of the Pro-A League, for two seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He helped the club win the Pro-A Championship and move up to BBL.
Carter signed his first professional contract with Bipa Odesa of the Ukrainian Superleague, the highest level of basketball in Ukraine.
Carter’s success doesn’t stop on the court. The 2015 graduate, who earned his degree in business administration, became a bi-lingual published author with the release of his book “Ivy” and owns a headband business, Pg Lingo.
“He is one of our greatest players of all time and one of the best young men I have had the pleasure of coaching. Chris Carter is an outstanding ambassador for Florida Tech and is truly the epitome of being a Panther for life.
Before coming to Florida Tech, Carter played for the NCAA Division I Air Force in his freshman year. He played 23 games for the Falcons and averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game as a role player.
When he arrived at Tech, he had an even bigger impact in his three seasons in Melbourne averaging 16.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game. in 85 career games. Florida Tech has participated in the SSC Tournament every year it was a member of the Panthers.
As a sophomore, in his first season with the Panthers, Carter was named to the All-SSC Second Team and Newcomer Team after averaging 17.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.9 steals per game while shooting 45.6% from the field.
During his junior season, Carter scored 20+ points in 12 games, had eight double-doubles, and ranked third in Division II in total assists (214) and assists per game (7.379).
He also averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a junior. As a senior, Carter had 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.0 steals per game for the Panthers.
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