Former App. St. guard in coma after collapsing at summer game
Posted July 10, 2013
Charlotte, N.C. — Former Appalachian State basketball guard Omar Carter is in a medically induced coma after suffering a heart attack at a summer pro-am game in Charlotte Tuesday night.
According to Carter’s agent, the 25-year-old Charlotte native “is doing better” after collapsing during a game Tuesday.
Carter was the Big South Freshman of the Year while at Charleston Southern before transferring to Appalachian State. With the Mountaineers, Carter was an All-Southern Conference performer and averaged 16.3 points per game as a junior. He scored 21 points against North Carolina during his senior year (2011-12).
Carter most recently played for Limeira in Brazil where he averaged 11.8 points per game in 30 games last season.