Robert Carter, Jr.
Sophomore forward tore meniscus in left knee at Charlotte
Gregory's crew takes eight days off for finals before resuming play Monday
Yellow Jackets improve to 6-3 and deal Illinois its first loss.
Starting front court (Miller, Georges-Hunt and Carter, Jr.) combines for 42 points and 26 rebounds in opening victory.
Four Jackets scored double-figures in the team's regular-season tune-up
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - USATSI
Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt (USATSI)
Georgia Tech vs. Illinois (USATSI)
One of the nation's top-rated prep big men out of high school who earned a spot in Tech's starting lineup from the beginning of his freshman season ... Invited to participate in training camp for USA Basketball's Under-19 team to prepare for the FIBA Americas U19 Championships in the summer of 2013 ... Participated in the USA U18 trials in the summer of 2012, but did not make the team.
Tech coaches like his versatility and complete skill set, good shooting touch from the perimeter and the skill to be able to stretch defenses ... Difficult to guard in the post and keep off of the backboards ... Plays unselfishly and passes the ball well.
2013-14 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Earned a spot in Tech's starting lineup for last year's season-opener and had started 44 straight games, but is sidelined indefinitely after suffering a meniscus tear in his left knee during Tech's game at Charlotte on Dec. 29 ... Had surgery to repair the cartilage on Jan. 7, and timetable for return still unknown... Had been strong on the glass this season, averaging 9.3 rebounds per game (tied 1st in the ACC, top 50 in the NCAA) at the time of his injury... Posted four double-doubles this season, making eight for his career, including a 15-point, 15-rebound effort against Kennesaw State... Other double-doubles this year against Presbyterian (13 pts, 10 rebs), Mississippi Valley State (13 pts, 15 reb) and Mississippi (11 pts, 13 reb) ... Pulled 13 rebounds against North Carolina A&T... Averaging 10.3 points (4th for Tech) and hitting 50 pct. of his field goals, boosted by a career-high 21 points against Illinois (6-of-10 FG) in which he canned two 3s in a 12-0 Tech run late in the game... Has team-high 14 steals and has blocked 17 shots (2nd to Miller)... Has 10 double-digit rebound games in his career, including season highs of 12 vs. North Carolina (Jan. 23) and Chattanooga last season... Scored in double digits seven times this season -- and 21 times in his career... Tech's second-leading scorer last season at 9.9 ppg (14 double-digit scoring games, seven in ACC games) and led the team in rebounds (6.7 per game, 12th in the ACC), two ahead of Miller... In ACC games: 9.9 ppg (team-high) and 6.5 rpg (2nd on the team), 44.6 pct. FG, 34.1 pct. on 3s... Received an invitation to compete in the trials for the USA Basketball Under-19 team during the summer of 2013.
2012-13 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Earned a spot in Tech's starting lineup for the season-opener and held on to it ... Made the Coaches ACC All-Freshman team ... Tech's second-leading scorer at 9.9 ppg (14 double-digit scoring games, seven in ACC games) and led the team in rebounds (6.7 per game, 12th in the ACC), two ahead of Daniel Miller... In ACC games: 9.9 ppg (team-high) and 6.5 rpg (2nd on the team), 44.6 pct. FG, 34.1 pct. on 3s... Ranked fifth among ACC freshmen in scoring and double-digit scoring games, second in rebounding and double-digit rebound games... Posted his fifth double-double and second in five games with 19 points and 10 boards in Feb. 27 win over Maryland (7-11 FG, 4-4 FT, two assists, two blocks) ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week Monday largely for that effort... Knocked down game-winning free throws with 8.7 seconds left in Feb. 16 win at Wake Forest, 4-for-4 in the game, in which he scored 10 points... Scored a career-best 20 in the first meeting against Wake Forest, hitting 9-of-10 FG and 2-of-3 threes ... Came up big in the first meeting against Virginia with 14 points (6-8 FG), eight rebounds, three assists and two big blocks... Also scored double-doubles Feb. 14 against Clemson (10 pts/11 reb), Chattanooga (13 pts/12 reb) and Alabama State (13 pts/11 reb) ... Within a point or a rebound of getting three others... Had six double-digit rebound games, hitting his season high of 12 vs. North Carolina (Jan. 23) and Chattanooga... Scored 19 points against UNC Wilmington (8-for-12) and grabbed nine rebounds ... Five of those points came in succession that lifted Tech from a 62-61 deficit to a 66-62 lead, which it did not relinquish late in the game... Tried at least one three in 27 of Tech's 31 games (28.1 pct.) ... Hit a big one off a designed play out of a timeout to help Tech hold off Virginia Tech in Blacksburg ... Made 2-of-4 in Tech's win at Miami... Received an invitation to compete in the trials for the USA Basketball Under-19 team during the summer of 2013.
Played his senior season at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga., for coach Kim Rivers, and earned first-team all-state honors in class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Generals went 19-3, made it out of the region 8AAAAA playoffs but lost in the second round of the state tournament to eventual champion Milton ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior at class AA Thomasville High School, where he averaged 20.3 points, 14 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for coach Ben Tillman ... Helped the Bulldogs to three straight region 1-AA titles ... Ranked No. 33 nationally (6th among power forwards) in the Rivals150 prep player rankings in the class of 2012 ... Rated 21st among the nation's seniors according to ESPN, also ranked 7th among the nation's power forwards by ESPN.
Full name is Robert Lawrence Carter, Jr. ... Born April 4, 1994 in Thomasville, Ga. ... Son of Robert and Linda Carter ... Enjoys table tennis and baseball ... Dad put a basketball in his hands at age 3 ... Chose Tech because of its academic reputation, the basketball program and networking opportunities ... Majoring in Business Administration.