Warren Carter (basketball)

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Warren Carter
No. 41 – OceanaGold Nuggets
Position Center / Power forward
League NZNBL
Personal information
Born (1985-04-23) April 23, 1985 (age 29)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 23 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)
College Illinois (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi
2008–2009 CB Sevilla
2009 BK Ventspils
2009–2010 Ilisiakos B.C.
2010–2011 Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon
2011–2012 Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2012 Elitzur Netanya
2012–2013 Antalya BSB
2013 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2013 San Carlos
2013 Ironi Nes Ziona B.C.
2014–present OceanaGold Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
  • LBL champion (2009)
  • GBL All-Star (2010)
  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2007)

Warren Carter (born April 23, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the OceanaGold Nuggets of the New Zealand NBL. He played college basketball at the University of Illinois.

Early life[edit]

For much of his early life and that of his brothers', his mother was in prison, serving a two-year sentence for felony burglary charges.[1]

High school career[edit]

Carter attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, where he was a two time All-State honoree. As a senior, he averaged 25.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game.

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Illinois, Carter played sparingly. In 17 games, he averaged 1.2 points per game.

Carter played in 33 games in the 2004–05 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. He averaged 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

In the 2005–06 season, Carter saw an increase in playing time, and increased his scoring average to 4.8 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 2006–07 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. In 34 games, he averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft, Carter joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2007 NBA Summer League. He later signed with Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi of Turkey for the 2007–08 season. In 29 games, he averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

2008–09 season[edit]

In 2008, Carter signed with CB Sevilla for the 2008–09 season. In February 2009, he left Spain and signed with BK Ventspils of Latvia for the rest of the season. He went on to help Ventspils win the 2009 championship in a 7-game series where he had 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks in game 7.

2009–10 season[edit]

In July 2009, Carter joined the New York Knicks for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 11, 2009, he signed with the Knicks.[4] However, he was later waived by the Knicks on October 7, 2009.

On November 13, 2009, he signed with Ilisiakos B.C. of Greece for the rest of the 2009–10 season.[5] He went on to compete in the 2010 Greek All-Star game.[6]

2010–11 season[edit]

On August 24, 2010, Carter signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of Israel for the 2010–11 season.[7]

2011–12 season[edit]

On July 16, 2011, Carter signed with Dexia Mons-Hainaut of Belgium for the 2011–12 season.[8] On March 1, 2012, he left Dexia.[9] The next day, he signed with Elitzur Netanya of Israel for the rest of the season.[10]

2012–13 season[edit]

On October 3, 2012, Carter signed with Antalya BSB for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[11] In February 2013, he left Antalya.[12]

In March 2013, he joined Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela for the 2013 LPB season. In April 2013, he left after 10 games. In June 2013, he signed with San Carlos of the Domincan Republic for the 2013 District National season.

2013–14 season[edit]

On October 4, 2013, Carter signed with Ironi Nes Ziona B.C. for the 2013–14 season.[13] In November 2013, he left Ironi after 7 games.

In March 2014, he signed with the OceanaGold Nuggets for the 2014 New Zealand NBL season.[14][15]

Personal[edit]

Carter is the son of Cedric and Kamela Carter. His brother, Josh, played college basketball at Texas A&M, while his other brother, Kevin, played college basketball at Collin County Community College.[2]

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