Kelly McCarty

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Kelly McCarty
Kelly McCarty at all-star PBL game 2011.JPG
Personal information
Born (1975-08-24) August 24, 1975 (age 41)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American / Russian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Quitman (Quitman, Mississippi)
College Southern Miss (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2013
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Career history
1999 Denver Nuggets
1999–2001 Maccabi Raanana
2001 Oklahoma Storm
2001–2003 Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
2003–2004 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2004 Hapoel Jerusalem
2004–2006 Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006–2010 Khimki Moscow Region
2010–2013 UNICS Kazan
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.

High school[edit]

Born in Chicago, McCarty played high school basketball at Quitman High School, in Quitman, Mississippi.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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[edit]

McCarty also played for the senior men's Russian national basketball team at EuroBasket 2009.

Club honors[edit]

- Cup Winner.png (2) - 2003–04, 2010–11;
- Cup Finalist.png (1) - 2008–09;
- Cup Winner.png (1) - 2004–05;
- 2nd, silver medalist(s) (3) - 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10;
- 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (3) - 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11;
- Cup Winner.png (1) - 2008;
- 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1) - 1999–00;
- Cup Finalist.png (1) - 2003, 2004;

External links[edit]

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