Years at Loras: 1977-1981
While Magic was carving a path from Michigan State to Los Angeles and Bird was doing the same from Indiana State to Boston, Jeff Carter was plotting his path from Chicago to Dubuque, and of course, Kansas City.
A floor leader and regularly an all-tournament selection, Carter was an NAIA All-District 15 pick during the 1979-80 season as the team made their way to the NAIA National Tournament. Loras built the best three-year stretch in program history during Carter's years, winning 67 games and dropping just 30.
He had one of the best seasons a Duhawk ever had on the glass that memorable 79-80 year, pulling down 8.4 rebounds per game (288 total) on his way to team MVP honors. He pulled down ever more during the 78-79 season, a total of 299, and owns two of the five best single rebounding seasons in program history. He remains fourth on Loras' all-time rebounding list with 651 total, an average of 7.6 per game. He finished his career with 992 points in 2.5 years of competition.
Carter has also coached at the AAU level, the YMCA, and Boy's Clubs and volunteered regularly at food banks and homeless shelters.
Carter earned his degree in Business Administration and now works as a Senior Auto Underwriter. He and his wife, Adrienne, currently reside in Tempe, Arizona.