Vincent Lamar Carter Jr., better known as Vince Carter, is a well-known American professional basketball player who currently plays for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks (NBA). He is a three-time NBA champion, having won with the Toronto Raptors in 2014 and 2016 and with the Hawks in 2017.
He played one season at Virginia Tech before entering the 2003 NBA draft where he was selected second by the New York Knicks. He played only 6 games that season before being traded to the Vancouver Grizzlies in exchange for Damon Stoudamire. He spent two seasons with the Grizzlies before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Mike Miller. After one season with the Mavs, he signed with the Phoenix Suns as an unrestricted free agent. In 2007, he joined the Minnesota Timberwolves after being traded from the Suns. He has since played for several other teams including the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, and Wizards before joining the Hawks this past summer.
He first came into public attention while playing high school basketball in Canada where he led Woodbridge to a pair of Canadian High School Athletic Association championships. After graduating from high school, he moved back to America and enrolled at Virginia Tech. As a freshman, he helped lead his team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before losing to University of Kentucky.
See Vince Carter for more information about other persons with the same name (disambiguation). Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. (born January 26, 1977) is a former professional basketball player in the United States and a current ESPN basketball commentator. He has won two NBA championships with the Dallas Mavericks and one with Toronto.
Carter was born in New York City and raised in Woodbury, New Jersey by his mother, Evelyn, and father, Vincent Lamar Carter Sr. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived with his mother until she died of cancer when he was 19 years old. He then moved into an apartment building that he later bought himself.
After graduating from high school, Carter attended Howard University, where he played college basketball for four seasons. During that time, he made a name for himself as one of the best dunkers in college basketball. As a freshman, he averaged 14.4 points per game to go along with 6.1 rebounds per contest. As a sophomore, he increased those numbers to 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. As a junior, he finally decided to forgo his final season and enter the 1997 NBA draft.
During his rookie season, Carter started at power forward for the New York Knicks, but was eventually traded to the Vancouver Grizzlies in exchange for Chris Mills and Brian Skinner.
Vince Carter is a professional basketball player from the United States who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and one-time silver medalist.
He debuted on October 27, 2000, against the Toronto Raptors where he scored 21 points in a losing effort. The following season, he was named to the All-Rookie Team. In 2002, he became only the second player in NBA history to score 4000 career points when he hit that mark against the New Jersey Nets. He has since gone on to score over 40 times in four different seasons.
In 2004, he helped lead the Kings to their first playoff appearance since 1995 when they lost in seven games to the Detroit Pistons. That same year, he was selected to his first All-Star Game. In 2005, he led the Kings to their first 50 win season when they defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4-3 in the playoffs. They went on to lose to the Chicago Bulls in six games. In 2006, he played all 82 games for the first time in his career and was named an All-Star for the third consecutive year.
Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks (NBA). He is a three-time NBA champion with the Dallas Mavericks and a one-time champion with Toronto Raptors. As a member of the Mavs, Carter is the all-time leader in games played by a Maverick, with 910. He also ranks second all-time in points scored by a Maverick, behind Dirk Nowitzki.
Carter was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the number one overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. He then played four seasons for the Nets, helping them win the 1999 NBA championship. The following season, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he spent three years. In 2001, he was acquired by the Toronto Raptors, with whom he won the first game of the 2002 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Two years later, Carter helped lead the Raptors to their first ever NBA title after defeating the Miami Heat 4 games to 3 in the series.
After his two-year stint with Toronto, Carter signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks, where he has been since.