Derrick Caracter

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Derrick Caracter
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Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1988-05-04) May 4, 1988 (age 30)
Fanwood, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 276 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Scotch Plains-Fanwood
(Scotch Plains, New Jersey)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Los Angeles Lakers
2011Bakersfield Jam
2012Los Angeles D-Fenders
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012 Idaho Stampede
2012 Mets de Guaynabo
2012–2013 Bnei Herzliya
2013 Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys
2014 Idaho Stampede
2014 Flamengo
2015 Yulon Dinos
2015 Club Atlético Atenas
2015 GlobalPort Batang Pier
2015–2016 Erie BayHawks
2016 Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim
2016 Prievidza
2016 A.S. Ramat HaSharon
2017 Atletico Echague Parana
2018 Capitanes de Arecibo
Career highlights and awards

Derrick Eugene Caracter (born May 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Capitanes de Arecibo of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. He played college basketball for Louisville and UTEP. Caracter played one season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers.

High school and college career[edit]

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 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 reassigned 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]

2014–15 season[edit]

On September 19, 2014, Caracter signed a one-year deal with Flamengo Basketball of the Novo Basquete Brasil.[18] He went on to help Flamengo win the 2014 FIBA Intercontinental Cup nine days later before leaving the club in October 2014. He went on to have stint in Taiwan and Uruguay in early 2015 before signing with GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association on March 11.[19]

2015–16 season[edit]

On October 31, 2015, Caracter was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.[20] On November 14, he made his debut for the BayHawks in an 83–79 loss to the Westchester Knicks, recording seven points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes.[21] On February 2, 2016, he was waived by the BayHawks. In 24 games, he averaged 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds on 44% shooting in 11.3 minutes of play.[22] On February 24, he signed with Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim of the Liga Leumit.[23]

2016–17 season[edit]

On September 6, 2016, Caracter signed with BC Prievidza of the Slovakian Extraliga.[24] He left Prievidza after appearing in only two games, and on October 5, 2016, he signed with Israeli club A.S. Ramat HaSharon of the Liga Leumit.[25][26] On December 28, 2016, he left Hasharon and signed in Argentina with Atletico Echague Parana of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[27]

2017–18 season[edit]

On January 11, 2018, Caracter signed with Capitanes de Arecibo.[28]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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]

2010–11 L.A. Lakers 41 0 5.2 .485 .000 .739 1.0 .2 .1 .2 2.0
Career 41 0 5.2 .485 .000 .739 1.0 .2 .1 .2 2.0


  1. ^ Can't-Miss Prospect May Make It After All
  3. ^ Lakers sign Derrick Caracter
  4. ^ Derrick Caracter sent by Lakers to D-League team in Bakersfield
  5. ^ a b Derrick Caracter Player Profile – RealGM
  6. ^ Derrick Caracter has torn lateral meniscus
  8. ^ Mets de Guaynabo land former Laker Derrick Caracter
  9. ^ Former Laker Caracter Signs In Puerto Rico, Chance To Battle Back To NBA
  10. ^ Mets de Guaynabo replace Derrick Caracter with Will McDonald
  11. ^ Guangdong Southern Tigers sign Ike Diogu to replace Derrick Caracter
  12. ^ "Derrick Caracter signs with Bnei Herzliya". December 4, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Slask Wroclaw sign Derrick Caracter and Jakub Parzenski
  14. ^ "Dwaj nowi Amerykanie. Caracter poza Śląskiem!". (in Polish). September 4, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ Zeke Marshall replaces Derrick Caracter in Slask Wroclaw
  16. ^ Derrick Caracter signs with Pieno Zvaigzdes
  17. ^ Stampede Acquire Derrick Caracter Archived 2014-04-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Flamengo signs Derrick Caracter
  19. ^ Derrick Caracter moves to Global Port
  20. ^ "Erie BayHawks Announce Affiliate, Returning Players". October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Summers Scores 30 as Knicks Claw Back to Top BayHawks". November 14, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  22. ^ "BayHawks Make Roster Moves". February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Derrick Caracter agreed terms with Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim". February 24, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Derrick Caracter signs with BC Prievidza". 6 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  25. ^ Ramat Hasharon inks Derrick Caracter, ex Prievidza
  26. ^ Derrick Caracter inks with Ramat Hasharon
  27. ^ Echagüe contrató a Derrick Caracter (in Spanish)
  28. ^ "Capitanes de Arecibo sign Derrick Caracter". January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 

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