Vince Carter

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Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter was born January 26, 1977 and currently plays professional basketball for the Dallas Mavericks. He's a shooting guard, but can also play small forward. Carter played three years in college for the University of North Carolina. While playing for the Tarheels, he reached the NCAA Final Four twice before he was selected fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Gold State Warriors. He was immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors and won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. That summer, he represented the United States in the Summer Olympics, and won a gold medal. In 2004, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets, and he helped lead them to three playoff berths. In July 2009, Carter was traded to the Orlando Magic, and he helped them advance to the Eastern Conference finals before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in December 2010. He joined the Mavericks in 2011.

An eight-time NBA All-Star, Carter joined Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Michael Jordan as the only players to lead the NBA All-Star Game fan voting more than three times. Carter scored his 20,000th point in 2011, the 37th player in league history to do so. Off the court, Carter established his Embassy of Hope Foundation, assisting children and their families in Florida, New Jersey and Toronto. He was recognized in 2000 as Child Advocate of the Year by the Children's Home Society, and received the Florida Governor's Points of Light award in 2007 for his philanthropy in his home state


NBA All-Star 2000 - 2007

NBA Rookie of the Year 1999


Embassy of Hope Foundation
1255 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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