|BC Pieno žvaigždės|
|Power forward / center|
May 4, 1988 |
Fanwood, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school||Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2010–2012||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 HaSharon (Israel)|
|2013–present||BC Pieno žvaigždės (Lithuania)|
Derrick Caracter (born May 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player, currently for BC Pieno žvaigždės.
Caracter grew up in Fanwood, New Jersey. He played high school basketball at St. Patrick High School as a freshman, and attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School as a sophomore, to team with fellow SPF native, and subsequent Duke Blue Devil PF, 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. He then began his college career at the University of Louisville.
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 2009–2010 season. On June 24, 2010, Caracter was selected 58th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA Draft, along with fellow rookie Devin Ebanks. During his first season, he averaged only 5.2 minutes per game, 2.0 points per game, one rebound per game, and nearly 46% from the field.
On December 12, 2011 Caracter tore his left lateral meniscus during practice. Throughout rehabilitation he attended team games, but didn't return to play. On January 25, 2012 Caracter was assigned to the Lakers-owned Los Angeles D-Fenders. There, in four games, he had two 'double-doubles' and scored 18 points on 11 shots in just 26 minutes and also had 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.
On February 7, 2012, he was called back to the Lakers' training facility. But three days before his contract became guaranteed, Caracter was waived by the Lakers.
Caracter went on to play short stints with the Bakersfield Jam, Rio Grande Vipers, and Idaho Stampede. On April 22, 2012 he was picked up by Mets de Guaynabo, a team in Puerto Rico, and debuted with 17 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes of play. Later in 2012, he signed with Bnei HaSharon in Israel.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Pete Thamel."Can’t-Miss Prospect May Make It After All". New York Times. March 17, 2010. Retrieved on October 26, 2010.
- Derrick Caracter sent by Lakers to D-League team in Bakersfield
- Lakers cut reserve power forward Derrick Caracter
- "Derrick Caracter signs with Bnei Herzliya". Court-side.com. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Dwaj nowi Amerykanie. Caracter poza Śląskiem!". www.slask.polskikosz.pl (in Polish). 4 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
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