Ranks Fifth In Scoring During 2000-2001
During Carter's 2000-2001 season in the NBA, he averaged 27.6 points per game, ranking fifth in the NBA for scoring. He also ranked sixth in the league in three-point field goals. Despite his continued success on the basketball court, one of Carter's proudest moments in 2001 came in May when he received his bachelor's degree in African-American studies at the University of North Carolina. He hoped to continue his studies over the next few years to earn a master's degree in business administration or communications. Carter's scoring average slipped slightly during the season of 2001-02, falling to 24.7 points per game. He averaged 5.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the season and was selected to play in his third consecutive NBA All-Star Game.
One of Carter's proudest accomplishments off the court has been his Embassy of Hope Foundation, established in 1998 to help needy children and their families in his home state of Florida and adopted hometown of Toronto. The foundation's slogan—"Believing in Your Dreams"—represents Carter's personal approach to success and is intended to serve as inspiration to others that they too can work hard enough to make their dreams come true. For his work with the foundation and other humanitarian efforts, Carter in 2000 was named Child Advocate-of-the-Year by the Children's Home Society. Carter is also actively involved in "Vince's HOOP Group," a program to recognize student achievement in Canadian schools. He also participates in the NBA's Read to Achieve program.