George Carter graduated from Silver Creek High School where he was a basketball star, but he gained more success on the court at St. Bonaventure University. In each of his three seasons (1964-67) with the Bonnies, Carter scored over 400 points. In that span he had 849 rebounds in 68 games for an average of 12.4 per game which is fourth among all-time St. Bonaventure rebounders. He was team leader in 1966 with 285 and in 1967 with 305. Carter is also the Bonnies' 12th leading scorer with 1322 points for a 19.4 average and he was the captain of the team his senior year.
Carter was drafted by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association, but was also drafted by the United States Army and served a two-year hitch.
After his service career, Carter began his pro basketball career with the Washington Capitals of the American Basketball Association for the 1969-70 season and was named to the league's all-star team. In 1970-71 he played with Julius Erving on the Virginia Squires. For the 1971-72 season, Carter played for the Pittsburgh Condors and Carolina Cougars. The 1972-73 season found him with the New York Nets. In 1973-74 he returned to Virginia and he finished his career in 1974-75 with the Memphis Sounds.
When the ABA folded, Carter continued his pro basketball career in France where he played for a short while. In 1974 he was inducted into the St. Bonaventure University Athletics Hall of Fame.
George Carter was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
The Sports Hall of Fame is dependent on the volunteers who staff the hall. They are dedicated to the hall and the athletes honored there. The Board of Directors greatly appreciates the time and effort given by the volunteers.
The CSHoF can use additional volunteers to be at the hall during the day to greet visitors. To volunteer contact Randy Anderson at 716-640-6219.