Marc "TJ" Antonio Carter is a Class of 2003 graduate. Upon graduation, he received a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) to play Division I basketball for Coach Brad Brownell (currently head coach at Clemson University).
TJ Carter graduated from Chopticon as the all-time leading scorer with 1,275 points, a record which still stands today. He was named to The Washington Post All-Met Team with 1st team honors and was The Washington Post All Extra Team Player of the Year. He also garnered Most Outstanding Player honors with the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference and was named Chopticon's Athlete of the Year. TJ led the Chopticon Braves to two consecutive runs for a state title. The team made the semi-finals in 2002 and lost to Friendly High School in the 2003 finals.
At UNCW, TJ continued to shine as a shooting guard and he finished his college career ranking first in free throws, fourth in scoring, and fourth in assists in the CAA conference. In 2008, TJ was honored as the recipient of the John H. Randolph Award by the CAA. The award recognizes individuals who, through the strength of character and human spirit, serve as an inspiration to all to maximize their potential and ability for success. He was UNCW's 17th player to score 1,000 points and was the MVP of the 2006 CAA Championship. TJ graduated with a degree in criminal justice before he signed to play professional basketball with the Dusseldorf Giants in 2008.
Since 2008, TJ has continued to play professional basketball in Europe.