Vince Carter

Vince Carter played his college ball at North Carolina, where he was a First Team All-ACC Selection in 1998.  He was drafted fifth overall in 1998 by the Golden State Warriors, who swapped him in a draft-day trade to the Toronto Raptors.

Carter brought Toronto to their first playoff and was one of the most popular figures in Canada, helping to raise the game's profile and inspiring a wave of young Canadians to play the game.  Carter brought star power to the young franchise as his electric dunks made regular appearances on highlight reels and put the Raptors on the map.  Named the 1999 Rookie of the Year, Carter put on one of the greatest dunking clinics at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, which he easily won.

Sadly, Carter and the Raptors had an acrimonious split as Carter grew frustrated with Toronto management and demanded a trade, which he got when he was dealt to the New Jersey Nets in 2004.  

As Carter's skills eroded, he reinvented himself, becoming the consummate teammate and role player.  He even won the Teammate of the Year Award in 2016.

He might be best known for his dunks (ask the seven-foot French guy whose head scraped Carter's balls when he was jumped over for two points), but the statistics are there for Springfield.  An eight-time All-Star, he is 19thall-time in Points Scored with 25,728.  All players who have more Points than Carter and are Hall of Fame eligible have been enshrined.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors
  • College: North Carolina
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 5th Overall in 1998
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-NBA Second Team (2001)
    All-NBA Third Team (2000)
    NBA All-Star (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
    The Sporting News of the Year Rookie of the Year (1999)
    NBA Teammate of the Year (2016)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
    Highest Offensive Box Plus/Minus (2001)
    Highest VORP (2001)
    NBA Championships (None)
    Olympic Gold Medal (U.S.A., 2000)
    FIBA Americas Championship Gold Medal (U.S.A. 2003)
    Second Team All-American (1998)
    First Team All-ACC (1998)
    Third Team All-ACC (1997)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Points (5) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2006-07) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (6) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2006-07) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (5) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2006-07) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (7) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (2) (1999-00 & 2004-05) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (1999-00, 2003-04, 2004-05 & 2006-07) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goals (1) (2000-01) 
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (2) (2000-01 & 2006-07) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (3) (1999-00, 2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (3) (1999-00, 2005-06 & 2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (2) (1999-00 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (2) (1999-00 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (3) (1999-00, 2000-01 & 2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (3) (1999-00, 2000-01 & 2004-05)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Box Plus/Minus (4) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02 & 2004-05)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (3) (1999-00, 2000-01 & 2004-05)
    Top Ten Finishes: Usage Percentage (7) (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006-07)

  • Notable All-time Rankings:

    3.   Games Played: 1,541
    6.   3-Point Field Goals 2,290
    7.   3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 6,168
    13.  Field Goal Attempts: 21,339
    17.  Minutes Played: 46,367
    22.  Points: 25,728
    26.  Field Goals: 9,293
    28.  VORP: 57.9
    43.  2-Point Field Goal Attempts: 15,171
    44.  Win Shares: 125.3
    44.  Offensive Win Shares: 80.7
    46.  Steals: 1,530
    46.  Free Throws: 4,852
    49.  Free Throw Attempts: 6,082
    57. 2-Point Field Goals: 7,003
    59.  Offensive Box Plus/Minus: 2.9
    62.  Usage Percentage: 26.3
    72.  Box Plus/Minus: 3.0
    77.  Assists: 4,714
    98.  Defensive Rebounds: 4,948

Should Vince Carter be in the Hall of Fame?

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