For yonks as an Amazing shooting guard or small forward of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Vince Carter made the NBA All-Star for eight uninterrupted years. Four out of those eight years saw the famed basketball player leading all vote-getters, he was chosen as a starter for six of the eight games by fans.
The celebrated basketballer was named to the United States Men’s Senior National Team for the FIBA Americans Olympic Qualifying Tournament which took place in Puerto Rico. There, he assisted the United States to a 10-0 mark. The competent shooting guard was named the number 26 fastest basketballer in the history of the NBA to attain 10,000 points.
Vince Carter’s Bio, Age
The handsome basketball player was born to Michelle and Vince Carter in Daytona Beach, Florida on the 26th of January 1977. Even though he prefers to be called Vince, his given name is Vincent Lamar Carter and he is an American national with Afro-American ethnicity. He was brought up with three siblings namely; Chris, Jeff Scott and Alicia. Carter has other notable relatives like; his cousin Tracy McGrady – an NBA star and his brother-in-law Antawn Jamison – also a player with the National Basketball Association.
Talking about his education, Vince Carter attended Mainland High School located in Daytona Beach. During his days in high school, he made the record as the only seventh grader to play on Campbell Junior High School’s varsity basketball team as a starter, he also got the pride of place as McDonald All-Americans. Carter also played volleyball in high school. His college education was accomplished at the University of North Carolina where he was active in collegiate basketball and entered the record as a two-time NCAA finalist. In addition to sports, Vince Carter also had an interest in music and got enough encouragement from his mum and stepdad to pursue his interest in order to have a well-rounded upbringing.
His Career Stats
Vince Carter recorded his most memorable stats with the Toronto Raptors between 1998 to 2004. The amazing shooting guard joined the likes of Charles Barkley in 1988 as the only player ever to post a game with a total of 40 points, 5 assists, 18 rebounds and 5 steals. Till date, Carter has not been surpassed as the Raptors all-time leader in points per game with an astounding record of 23.4. He accumulated a total of 9,420 points within the six years and six months that he spent with the Raptors.
Some of his highest numbers were produced with the New Jersey Nets where he spent almost five years between 2004 to 2009. He slightly surpassed his record of 23.4 points per game with the Raptors and went ahead to record an amazing 23.6 points per game with the Nets. Between 2005 to 2007, he assisted in leading the Nets to three straight playoff runs.
Vince Carter spent a year with the Orlando Magic from 2009 to 2010 and recorded a career high of 48 points for the season. 2010 to 2011 saw the basketball player in the team of the Phoenix Suns, he played 51 games with a record of 41 stats and an average of 13.5 points while he shot 42 percent. Carter played for three years with the Dallas Mavericks with more record of some outstanding stats. During his time with the Memphis Grizzlies, he recorded a personal breakthrough of surpassing 24,000 career points as the 24th player in the National Basketball Association on the 1st day of November 2016. Carter spent another memorable year with the Sacramento Kings between 2017 and 2018 but presently, he just signed with the Atlanta Hawks on August 24th, 2018.
On the basketballers personal life, he has a record of one failed marriage in the past. In July 2004, he got married to Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor, however, their union was short-lived but they managed to have a daughter named Kai Michelle Carter before their divorce in 2006. Kai was born on 1st July 2005 and has remained Carters only offspring till date.
On his own part, Crater is possibly single because there is no record of any relationship on his side.
The shooting guard cum small forward of the Atlantic Hawks stands at a gigantic height of 6 ft 5 inches which, approximately 1.98 m and he weighs 100kg or 220 lb, an appropriate weight for his gigantic height.
Vince Carter’s Salary & Net Worth
The American professional basketball player is one of the top earners in the big league. Since his NBA draft of 1998, he has signed several lucrative contracts with eight notable NBA teams. Although his annual salary is not accessible, he has accumulated about $60 million as his estimated net worth.