Vince Carter is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is an 8-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-Star team from 2000 to 2007. He was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1999.

He has played for several teams in the NBA including the Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, and more.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. was born on January 26, 1977, in Daytona Beach, Florida in the United States. He stands 198 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. His parents are Vince Carter Sr. and Michelle Carter.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.98 m / 100 kg
Born 26 Jan 1977
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Vinsanity
Team History
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta 2018 - 2020
233 sacramento kings Sacramento 2017 - 2018
220 memphis grizzlies Memphis 2014 - 2017
217 dallas mavericks Dallas 2011 - 2014
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 2010 - 2011
215 orlando magic Orlando 2009 - 2010
203 new jersey nets New Jersey Nets 2004 - 2009
206 toronto raptors Toronto 1998 - 2004

In 2004, he married Ellen Rucker – they divorced in 2006. He is cousins with Tracy McGrady, who also plays in the NBA.

High School and College Career

He attended Mainland High School where he played both basketball and football. He also played volleyball after he broke his wrist while playing football. As a volleyball player, he was named the Volusia County Player of the Year. This led him to also receive scholarship offers to play volleyball.

As a basketball player, he was named a McDonald’s All-American. He was also named Florida Mr. Basketball.

He received a number of offers from colleges, including an offer from the University of Florida. He decided to go to the University of California at Chapel Hill. While there, he received All-ACC honors.

When he retired, North Carolina also retired Jersey Number 15 in his honor.

Professional Career

He joined the NBA during the 1998 NBA Draft and was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the first round. He was the 5th overall pick of the draft. He was quickly traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Antawn Jamison.

In 1999, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 2000, he helped the Raptors reach the NBA Playoffs. He was also the Champion of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Also in 2000, Carter was named an NBA All-Star for the first time. He would be named an All-Star for seven years straight through to 2007.

In 2004, he moved to play for the New Jersey Nets and he played five seasons with them. He next played for the Orlando Magic. He later spent one season playing for the Phoenix Suns. In 2011, he moved to play for the Dallas Mavericks. He stayed with the Mavericks through 2014.

In 2014, he signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2017, he signed a one-year deal to play for the Sacramento Kings, and in 2018, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks. In January 2019, he announced that he was planning to retire.

His last season in the NBA was the 2019-2020 season. He officially announced his retirement in June 2020.

In total, he played 22 seasons, making him the player with the most seasons played in the league.

Career Highlights

  • 2000–2007 - NBA All-Star
  • 2001 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 2000 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 1999 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1999 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2000 - NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
  • 2020 - NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 2016 - NBA Teammate of the Year
  • 1998 - Consensus second-team All-American
  • 1998 - First-team All-ACC
  • 1997 - Third-team All-ACC
  • No. 15 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels
  • 1995 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 1995 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 1995 - Florida Mr. Basketball

NBA Career Statistics

  • Points - 25,728 (16.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 6,606 (4.3 rpg)
  • Assists - 4,714 (3.1 apg)

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2000 Olympic Games Sydney
  • Gold - 2003 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan

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