|Vince Carter Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 26, 1977|
Vince Carter is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting guard and small forward for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the latter part of his career, he has occasionally played as a power forward. As of January 2020, he happens to be the only player who has played in 4 different decades.
Vincent Lamar Carter
Vince, Vinsanity, Air Canada, Half Man Half Amazing
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
He attended Mainland High School situated in Daytona Beach, Florida, and later went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In August 2000, he completed his college education with a degree in African-American studies.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Vincent Carter
- Mother – Michelle Carter
He is represented by the Embassy of Hope Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
100 kg or 220.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Vince Carter has dated –
- Alicia Keys
- Ellen Rucker (2004-2006) – Vince Carter was previously married to Ellen Rucker from 2004 to 2006. The former beaus have a daughter together.
- Sondi Carter – He is married to NASM trainer Sondi Carter. The couple has a son and a daughter together.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and Hispanic)
He has Dominican and African-American ancestry.
- Bearded Jaw
- Thick Eyebrows
- Big Lips
Vince Carter Favorite Things
- Food – Wings, Chicken Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese
- Basketball Team – Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic
- Movies – Friday, Menace to Society, Players Club, The Nutty Professor
- TV Shows – ESPN’s SportsCenter, NBA.com TV
- Juice – Cranberry Apple
- Playstation Game – MADDEN 2000
- Restaurant In Toronto – Leoni’s Italian Restaurant
- Restaurant In Chapel Hill – Mama Dips
- Holiday – Christmas
- Sport To Watch – Hoops, Football
- Actor – Samuel L. Jackson
- Sports Broadcaster – Stuart Scott
- Subject In School – Math
Source – Angel Fire
Vince Carter Facts
- He was a 1995 McDonald’s All-American.
- He was offered to play with the 77 NCAA Division I schools but chose North Carolina over Florida.
- During his sophomore and junior seasons, he helped North Carolina to obtain succeeding ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament titles and Final Four appearances.
- On January 31, 2012, he was honored as one of the 35 greatest McDonald’s All-Americans. On February 23, 2012, he was given praises by former U.S. President Barack Obama, who had described Carter’s game as a “huge treat” for himself since his Tar Heels days.
- He made his professional career debut in 1998 after he was drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by Golden State Warriors. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors as the 4th overall pick.
- His rookie season was put on hold until January 1999 due to the NBA lockout. He had a solid start and eventually became a fan-favorite with his soaring offensive game which earned him the nickname “Air Canada”.
- Following Carter’s rookie season, he went on to become an ultimate star player in the 2nd season during which he averaged 25.7 points per game, the fourth-highest in the league at that time. He then obtained his first NBA All-Star selection and was named to the All-NBA Third Team.
- Despite being traded to a different team, Carter has always remained as one of the greatest players to represent the Toronto Raptors.
- In April 2014, he was referred by Raptors’ general manager Masai Ujiri as “one of the symbols” of the team. He was the Raptors’ all-time leader in points per game with 23.4 points, having garnered 9,420 points in six and a half years career-run in Toronto.
- On August 24, 2018, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks and made his debut for the team in October of the same year.
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