Arica Carter

  • Height: 5' 9"

  • Position: Shooting guard/Point Guard (2/1)

  • Nationality: American

  • College: Louisville

Arica Carter Scouting Report

Arica is a WNBA-level combo guard.  She has an elite ability to break down defenses in isolation sets, dribble drive offenses and also in pick and roll situations. She has become a knock-down shooter and a phenomenal passer. Defensively, Arica has quick hands, quick feet and is strong. Her long wingspan allows her to guard positions 1-3.



2021-2022: Estudiantes (Eurocup – D1 – Starting five) – 14.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 agp, FGP: 61%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 92.3%

2020-21: Estudiantes (Spain – D1 – Starting five) – 12.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2 apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 90.2%

2019-20: Al Qazeres (Spain – D1 – Starting five) – 9.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, FGP: 31.5%. 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 66.7%


Redshirt Senior Year (2018-19):

  • Third round pick of the Phoenix Mercury in the 2019 WNBA draft.
  • Ranked 15th in ACC in 3-pt. field goal percentage (.375).
  • In ACC play, ranked first in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) and 11th in 3-pt. field goal percentage (.386).
  • Shot 63-168 (.375) from 3-point range. In 2017-18, she shot 38.6 percent from deep and made 49 3-pointers. Entered junior season with just 16 made threes. She did not make a 3-pointer as a freshman.
  • Started 30 of 34 games played. She didn’t start vs. WKU on 11/6, which ended a stretch of 64 straight starts in games that she has played.
  • Closed Louisville career with seven points, two assists, and two steals in regional final vs. UConn on 3/31.
  • After missing two games with injury, returned to tie career-high with seven rebounds, along with three steals, in second round vs. Michigan on 3/24.
  • 16 points on 6-11 shooting (4-7 from 3-pt. range) vs. NC State in ACC semifinal on 3/9.
  • 10 points on 4-10 shooting with three assists vs. Clemson in ACC quarterfinal on 3/8.
  • Team-high 12 points on 4-7 3-pt. shooting with four assists at Wake Forest on 1/20.
  • Tallied career-high 23 points on 8-15 shooting (7-10 from 3-pt. range) in season-high 37 minutes at Duke on 1/9; also set career-highs in FGM and 3FGM.
  • 14 points on 4-8 shooting (3-5 from beyond the arc) with five rebounds vs. North Carolina on 1/3.
  • Tied career-high with seven rebounds vs. NKU on 12/15.
  • 16 points on 5-9 shooting with five rebounds and four assists vs. UT Martin on 12/4.
  • Season-high four assists and career-best five steals vs. TSU on 12/2.
  • 12 points on 5-10 shooting with three assists and two blocks vs. Nebraska on 11/29.
  • Led team in steals with three, including game-sealing takeaway in closing seconds, in first start of season vs. ASU on 11/23.
  • Scored 16 points on 5-7 shooting (4-5 from 3-pt range) at Boise State on 11/19.
  • Career-high 19 points, on 6-10 shooting, 4-7 from deep, in 19 minutes vs. WKU on 11/6.

Redshirt Junior Year (2017-18):

  • Named Lexington Regional All-Tournament team after averaging 7.3 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds, while shooting 55 percent (11-20) and 3-9 from deep.
  • Named ACC All-Tournament Team after scoring career-high 16 points and tying career-high with four made 3's (4-9) in ACC final vs. ND. Also added six assists in the title game. Averaged 10.7 points, shot 8-18 (.444) from beyond arc and added 17 assists (5.7 apg) in three tournament games.
  • Named ACC All-Academic Team.
  • Ranked second on team with 30.8 minutes per game, has started 38 of 39 games.
  • Led Cards in assists 15 times, led team in assists 8 times in 16 ACC games.
  • Arica Carter (151) and Dana Evans (134) both eclipsed the 100-assist plateau on the season.
  • Shot 49-127 (.386) from deep on season. Entered season with just 16 made threes.
  • Career-high 7 rebounds vs. Miss. State in national semfinal on 3/30.
  • Was 12-21 from beyond the arc in prevous four games before shooting 1-11 vs. Pitt and Va. Tech. She then shot 3-3 vs. NC State in ACC Quarterfinal.
  • Ranked 10th in the ACC with 3.8 assists per game and second with a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • 11 points on 4-5 shooting, 3-3 from 3-pt, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one turnover in 38 minutes vs. NCST in ACC semifinal on 3/3.
  • 14 points on 4-6 shooting from deep at UNC on 2/18.
  • 11 points on 3-4 shooting from deep at BC on 2/15.
  • 12 points on career-high four made 3-pointers (4-8), 1 assist, 5 turnovers vs. UConn on 2/12.
  • Tied career-high with three made 3-pointers (3-4), scored 11 points vs. Wake Forest on 1/28.
  • Tied career-high with four steals vs. FSU on 1/21, finished with five points on 1-2 from 3-pt range and hit three to take lead, 49-47, with 1:04 left prior to FSU winning, 50-49.
  • 12 points and 7 assists in 35 minutes at Pitt on 1/18.
  • Six points on 2-2 shooting from 3-pt range, while dishing out six assists in 35 minutes vs. ND on 1/11. Had 24 assists in first five ACC games (4.8 apg).
  • Played just under 40 minutes with 4 points and 5 assists vs. Duke on 1/4.
  • Played 40 minutes, recording 5 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals at GT on 12/28.
  • 11 points, on 3-of-6 shooting from 3-pt range, eight assists and one turnover vs. UK on 12/17.
  • Career-high nine assists in 80-26 win over MTSU on 12/9.
  • Scored in double figures in three straight games (12/3-12/7), including career-high 15 points on 3-5 3-pt shooting vs. Vandy on 12/7.
  • 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 35 minutes vs. SDSU on 12/3.
  • Tied career high with two 3-pointers in win over SEMO on 11/10. Had six points along with three assists and three steals.

Junior Year (2016-17):

  • Did not play due to a groin injury.

Sophomore Year (2015-16):

  • Earned the starting nod in 29 of 34 games played, finishing the year averaging 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals; hit 41.0 percent (16-of-39) of her 3-point attempts.
  • Registered five points, four assists, and one block against Central Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Had a career-tying best four steals against Pittsburgh.
  • Set a career high with 15 points on a career-best 6-of-9 shooting against USF; also matched a career best with two 3-pointers and collected three steals.
  • Totaled seven points and two rebounds against Notre Dame.
  • Poured in 13 points against NC State, connecting on a collegiate-best two 3-pointers; finished 5-of-8 from the field to go with three boards and two steals.
  • Matched a career high with four steals against Duke.
  • Scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting, hitting lone 3-point attempt, against Florida State; poured in seven points in the first quarter.
  • Logged nine points and a career-high four steals against Tennessee Tech to go along with five assists.
  • Started against IUPUI and played 35 minutes; contributed six points, connecting on first career 3, and had two assists.
  • Dished out a collegiate-best seven assists against Purdue.
  • Opened the year with six assists and five rebounds against California.

Freshman Year (2014-15):

  • Appeared in all 34 games, earning first career start against Miami (Fla.).
  • Ranked fifth on the team in assists (52) and steals (31); had at least one steal in 21 games, collecting multiple thefts in seven contests.
  • Recorded six points, five boards, five assists, and three steals in NCAA Tournament debut against BYU.
  • Produced four points and one steal against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.
  • Totaled five rebounds and two steals against Duke.
  • Tallied a season-best two blocks against Syracuse.
  • Registered a season-high four steals against Florida State.
  • Scored all six points in the second half in a comeback win against Pittsburgh.
  • Poured in a season-best eight points against Iowa; also had four rebounds and three assists versus the Hawkeyes.
  • Compiled five points and six assists against IUPUI in collegiate debut.

High School:

  • Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz and at Long Beach Poly High under coach Carl Buggs; ranked 77th overall nationally, 16th at the guard position for the Class of 2014 by ESPN HoopGurlz.
  • As a senior, tabbed to the MaxPreps California all-state third team; also earned Long Beach Press Telegram and Los Angeles Times all-area team honors.
  • Named a first-team selection to the Long Beach Press Telegram Girls Basketball Dream Team 2013-14.
  • Earned Iolani Classic Tournament MVP accolades after leading team to the championship over nationally ranked Riverdale.
  • Chosen the Long Beach Press Telegram’s All-Area Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 10.5 points, 5.1 steals, and 4.3 rebounds that year.
  • Helped guided team to second-straight state title in 2014, its sixth in a nine-year stretch.
  • Played club basketball for Cal Sparks Gold.
  • Maintained a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average.


  • Daughter of Derrick Moses and Fern Carter; has six sisters (Acacia, Imani, Imari, Eboni, Tiffany, Yasmin) and one brother (Tavia).
  • Born on July 19, 1996.
  • Majoring in exercise science.