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Carter Improving After Heart Attack PDF Print
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Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:06

Omar Carter, who played at Charlotte Christian and played two seasons at Appalachian State University, is improving but remains in the intensive care unit at Carolinas Medical Center after suffering what was described as a heart attack while playing basketball this week, according to his mother. Carter, 25, was taken out of a medically

induced coma by doctors early Thursday and is “up and good.” Doctors haven’t said how long Carter would remain in the ICU unit, but they expect him to be in the hospital for at least a week. Carter, was playimg professionally in Brazil last year.
He was playing in a game in the Anthony Morrow Summer Hoops Pro-Am league at Charlotte’s Grady Cole Center on Tuesday when he collapsed. Carter had a standout career at Charlotte Christian, where he helped the Knights to a state title and was a teammate of NBA star Stephen Curry. Carter initially went to Charleston Southern where he played two seasons with the Buccaneers (and was named Big South Freshman of the Year). He transferred to ASU in 2009-10, where was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. Carter was also named the SoCon Pre-season Player of the Year as a senior.
Carter scored 35 points in his Mountaineer's debut in an 89-86 win at Tulsa on November 12, 2010. That was his best scoring effort as a member of the Mountaineers. Carter scored 20 points or more 14 times (ten as a junior and four as a senior) in his career at ASU. He averaged 16.3 poiints a game as a junior; his production dropped to 11.7 ppg as a senior. He scored ten points in his final game at ASU, a 65-55 loss to UNC-Greensboro in the semifinal round of the SoCon Tournament.
He averaged 11.8 points in 30 games for the Brazilian team Limeira last season.  Carter had just returned to Charlotte from the Dominican Republic, where he was attending a basketball camp. According to his mother, Carter has high blood pressure and might have been fatigued and dehydrated from the travel before he played Tuesday.

Photo Courtesy: Omar Carter, ASU Athletics


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