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Vince Carter Biography

Born In Daytona Beach, Florida, Picked Fifth Overall In Nba Draft, Chronology, Emerges Into Ranks Of Nba StardomCONTACT INFORMATION

1977-

American basketball player

One of the brightest young stars in professional basketball, Vince Carter has helped to popularize basketball in a country that long has focused the bulk of its sports interests on hockey during the fall and winter months. In only his second season with the Toronto Raptors, he led the young franchise to its first-ever appearance in the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. Carter's explosive style of play and dazzling moves on the basketball court have won the hearts of Canadians and gained greater exposure for the Raptors. A member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won gold at Sydney, Australia, in 2000, Carter was a basketball star in high school and college, leading the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament's Final Four twice during his years at Chapel Hill. Carter was selected fifth in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors but was traded immediately to the Raptors. In his first four seasons with the Raptors (through 2001-02), Carter averaged 24.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Vince Carter

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o Toronto Raptors, 150 York St., Toronto, ON M5H 355, Canada. Online: http://www.vincecarter15.com.

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