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#32 Howard Carter Season 2024-25

Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Redemptorist HS


The third-leading scorer in LSU history, Carter started all 128 games of his career, earning first-team All-SEC honors in both his junior and senior seasons. He was also named a second-team All-American in both seasons.

As a freshman, Carter joined a team coming off an SEC Championship in 1979 and averaged over 10 points per game as LSU finished the season with an SEC Tournament Championship, a 26-6 overall record (14-4 in the SEC) and a #3 ranking in the final polls.

His sophomore season proved to be part of one of the finest seasons in LSU basketball history as he helped lead the Tigers to their second SEC regular-season championship in three years and their first NCAA Final Four appearance since 1953. Carter averaged 16.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, was named second-team All-SEC and was a member of the SEC All-Tournament team. LSU finished the 1981 season with a 31-5 overall record, the first 30-win season in the history of the program, and a 17-1 record in the SEC. Their only conference loss came in the last game of the regular season at #9 Kentucky, 71-73.

His junior season was even more productive as he averaged 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds and was named first-team All-SEC and a second-team All-American.

In his fourth and final season at LSU, Carter increased his scoring average to 17.6 points per game and grabbed an average of 4.1 rebounds as the Tigers finished second in the SEC with a 10-8 record in conference, 19-13 overall.

Carter finished his career with 1,942 points, third all-time behind only Pete Maravich and Durand Macklin, and also played 4,276 minutes, an LSU record.

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