Derrick Caracter

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Derrick Caracter
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No. 42 – Idaho Stampede
Position Power forward / center
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-04) May 4, 1988 (age 25)
Fanwood, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Scotch Plains-Fanwood
(Scotch Plains, New Jersey)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
College Louisville (2006–2008)
UTEP (2009–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Los Angeles Lakers
2011 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2012 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2012 Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)
2012–2013 Bnei Herzliya (Israel)
2013 BC Pieno žvaigždės (Lithuania)
2014–present Idaho Stampede (D-League)

Derrick Caracter (born May 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League.

High school & College[edit]

Caracter grew up in Fanwood, New Jersey. He played high school basketball at St. Patrick High School as a freshman, and one of his personal trainers was Victor Sandoval. He attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School as a sophomore with future college teammate Lance Thomas, before returning to St. Patrick's for his junior year. Caracter transferred to a boarding school, Notre Dame Preparatory School, during his senior year to focus on academics. In 2006, he began his college career at the University of Louisville.[1]

He withdrew from the 2008 NBA Draft and later that summer left the University of Louisville. He then enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso and, as required by NCAA regulations, sat out the 2008–09 basketball season. He became eligible to play in the second half of the 2009–10 season where he averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in 27 games as a junior with the Miners. In three college seasons, he averaged 10.2 points (.560 FG%) and 5.6 rebounds in 80 games (36 starts).[2]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers (2010–2012)[edit]

2010–11 season[edit]

Caracter was selected with the 58th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA draft. He joined the Lakers for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On August 15, 2010, he signed a multi-year, rookie deal with the Lakers.[3] On March 29, 2011, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.[4] On April 5, 2011, he was recalled by the Lakers. He was re-assigned to the Jam the next day. On April 13, he was again recalled by the Lakers.[5]

2011–12 season[edit]

On December 12, 2011, Caracter tore his left lateral meniscus during practice.[6] Throughout rehabilitation he attended team games, but didn't return to play. On January 25, 2012, he was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[7] On February 7, 2012, he was recalled by the Lakers and subsequently waived the same day.[2]

On February 22, 2012, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On March 22, 2012, he was waived by the Vipers. On March 26, 2012, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[5] On April 21, 2012, he signed with Mets de Guaynabo for the rest of the 2012 BSN season.[8] In his debut, he recorded 17 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes of play.[9] On May 1, 2012, he left Mets de Guaynabo.[10]

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, he joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2012 NBA Summer League. He later signed with Guangdong Southern Tigers of China for the 2012–13 season. On November 19, 2012, he left Guangdong after one pre-season game.[11]

On December 4, 2012, he signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israel for the rest of the season.[12]

2013–14 season[edit]

On August 26, 2013, he signed with Śląsk Wrocław of Poland.[13] On September 4, 2013, he was released before playing in a game for them.[14][15]

On October 11, 2013, he signed with BC Pieno žvaigždės of Lithuania for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[16] In December 2013, he left Pieno.

On January 29, 2014, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 41 0 35.8 .499 .000 .701 1.3 .9 .9 1.7 1.4
Career 41 0 35.8 .499 .000 .701 1.3 .9 .9 1.7 1.4

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