Born July 26, 1946 Willie McCarter played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1970-1972. Willie J. McCarter is an American retired basketball player. He was a 6'3" 175 lb guard. He played at Drake University, averaging 19.9 ppg in three seasons. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 12th pick in the 1969 NBA draft, and played three seasons with the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.