Warren Carter (basketball)
|League||Turkish Basketball League|
April 23, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Lake Highlands
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi (2007-2008)
CB Sevilla (2008-2009)
BK Ventspils (2009)
Ilisiakos B.C. (2009-2010)
Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon (2010-2011)
Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2011-2012)
Antalya BSB (2012-2013)
Trotamundos De Carabobo (2013)
Warren Carter (born April 23, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who played college basketball at the University of Illinois. For much of his early life and that of his brother's his mother was in prison. In an interview at a Champaign, Illinois middle school, he said that he got through these hard times with help from his neighbors. Carter graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, where he was a two time All-State honoree.
Carter played in 17 games in his freshman season, scoring a season high of nine points against Western Illinois University.
Carter played in 33 games in the 2004 season when the Illini ranked #1 for most of the season, and ended as the NCAA runner-up to North Carolina Tar Heels. He was a backup for James Augustine and Roger Powell. In this season he averaged 2.2 points per game.
In the 2005 season, Carter saw an increase in playing time, and increased his scoring average to 4.7 points per game. His best point production was on December 28, 2005, where he scored 14 points against SE Missouri St. coming off the bench. He also started in his first college game on December 18, 2005 against Coppin State University. The Illini made it to the 2006 NCAA Tournament, and Carter contributed 12 points in a first-round victory against the U.S. Air Force Academy.
After the first ten games of the 2006 season, Carter showed marked improvement, not only starting in each of the games, but leading the team in scoring with a 13.0 points per game. Carter was forced into a leading scoring role based on key early season injuries to Brian Randle and Jamar Smith. On November 28, 2006 he recorded a double-double in a loss to Maryland, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. In the following game, a loss to Arizona, he had another double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also received the Big Ten Medal of Honor, First awarded in 1914, the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.
Carter spent his first season in pro basketball playing for Turkish Basketball League club Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi. In entire season (29 games) he averaged 18 points per game. In 2008/09 season he's playing for Spanish ACB league's club CB Sevilla and BK Ventspils in Latvia. After helping the Latvian team win a Championship in a 7-game series where he had 15pt 15rebs 5blks. Which Carter was named to Eurobasket.com All-Import team He landed a spot with the New York Knicks in the 2009 NBA Summer League.
On September 11, 2009, Carter was signed by the New York Knicks but was waived on October 22.He has played the remainder of 2009/10 season for Greek club Ilisiakos B.C., averaging 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and particiating in the Greek All-Star game.