August 24, 1975 |
|Nationality||American / Russian|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Quitman (Quitman, Mississippi)|
|College||Southern Miss (1994–1998)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Undrafted|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|2001–2003||Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel|
|2003–2004||Maccabi Rishon LeZion|
|2004–2006||Dynamo Saint Petersburg|
|2006–2010||Khimki Moscow Region|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kelly Deshawn McCarty (born August 24, 1975) is a naturalized Russian former professional basketball player, originally from the United States. He represented the senior men's Russian national basketball team internationally. At 2.01 m (6'7") 235 lbs., he played at both the shooting guard and small forward positions. His primary position was small forward.
McCarty played college basketball at the University of Southern Mississippi, with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, leading the college team in scoring and rebounding during his senior year, in 1997–98.
After playing in just 2 regular season games for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA in 1999, McCarty went on to play in Israel, spending 5 seasons there - at first with Maccabi Raanana. He then signed with the Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Jerusalem, and with them he won the ULEB Cup in the 2003–04 season, being voted the ULEB Cup Finals MVP. The next year, in the 2004–05 season, he moved to the Russian Super League A club Dynamo Saint Petersburg, and without losing a single game in the FIBA Europe League competition, his team won the championship, and he was elected the Final Four MVP of that tournament. He spent the last years of his career playing in Russia.
Russian national team
- - (3) - 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10;
- - (3) - 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11;
- - (1) - 1999–00;
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