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2006-07 Statistics

PPG
25.3
RPG
6.00
APG
4.7
EFF
+ 22.64
Born: Jan 26, 1977
Height: 6-6 /  1,98
Weight: 220  lbs. / 99,8  kg.
College : North Carolina
Years Pro: 8

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One of the most exciting players in the NBA. Carter set the league ablaze when he entered as the fifth overall selection in the 1998 NBA Draft with an arsenal of acrobatic dunks and scoring ability. He became a Canadian icon when he led the Toronto Raptors to postseason play during his time there. His overall league-wide popularity made him a perennial leader in all-star voting. With his impressive perimeter shooting touch to go along with his athleticism, he regained his prominence as a top player with the New Jersey Nets after suffering injuries while with the Raptors.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: First-Round draft choice (5th overall) by Golden State in 1998� Traded by Golden State with draft rights and cash to Toronto for draft rights to forward Antawn Jamison on June 24, 1998� Signed to a six-year contract extension by Toronto on August 3, 2001... Traded by the Raptors to the New Jersey Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams and two First Round draft picks on December 17, 2004.

2005-06: Averaged 24.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.3 apg, and 1.19 spg in 79 games� Led the Nets in scoring (24.2 ppg), FGM (653), FGA (1,518), FTM (480), FTA (601), and total points (1,911)� His 1,911 points set a Nets NBA franchise record for points scored in a season�Was on the inactive list for two games (at Sacramento on 11/23 due to a muscle strain, middle back and 1/27 at Portland with a lower back contusion) and missed one due to coach�s decision (4/19 vs. New York)� Ranked 12th in the NBA in scoring� Led the team in scoring 49 times, assists 12 times, steals 24 times and blocks 26 times� Tallied 16 30+point games (Nets 12-4)� Tied own Nets record (along with John Williamson) with five 40+ point games� Recorded eight double-doubles on the year with the Nets going 7-1 in those games� Tied a career-high and set a Nets franchise record with 23 straight 20+ point games (2/27-4/12)� Was selected to the All-Star Game for the seventh time� Started in place of the injured Jermaine O�Neal and recorded five points, four rebounds, and two assists in the 2006 All-Star Game in Houston� Awarded the Eastern Conference �Player of the Month� award for December, averaging 28.6 points on .469 shooting, 6.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists to lead New Jersey to a 10-4 record, including eight straight wins to finish the month� During the Nets 10-game win streak (12/16-1/8), averaged 33.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists� Was named the Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for games played Monday, December 19 through Sunday, December 25� Averaged 39.3 points on .485 shooting, 6.0 assists and 7.3 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 3-0 week� Tied his career-high with 51 points in the Nets 95-88 win on 12/23 at Miami� Set a franchise record with 23 free throws made and tied a Nets team-record with 24 free throw attempts on 12/23 against the Heat� Played in his 100th game as a Net and recorded the second triple-double of his career (first as a Net) with 28 points, a seasonhigh 13 rebounds and tied a season-high 10 assists on 2/4 vs. Miami� Recorded the 12,000th point of his NBA career on 2/1 at Cleveland... Recorded a season-high four steals to go along with a game-high 38 points and 11 rebounds on 12/9 vs. Cleveland� Recorded his eighth double-double of the season with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds on 4/9 at Milwaukee� Recorded a game-high 43 points and six rebounds on 4/11 at Chicago� Recorded a game-high 43 points and six assists in 41 minutes on 4/2 vs. Miami and set a Nets individual seasonhigh with six 3-pointers made� Recorded a game-high 31 points in a season-high 49 minutes on 3/4 vs. Toronto� Recorded a game-high 45 points and nine rebounds in 42 minutes on 2/21 at Milwaukee� Notched the 10,000th field goal attempt of his career on 2/6 vs. N.O./Okla. City� Played in the 500th game of his career on 1/25 against the LA Clippers� Recorded 31 points, tied a season-high with 10 assists and eight rebounds in 42 minutes on 1/18 at Philadelphia� Recorded a game-high 42 points and 10 rebounds in 45 minutes on 1/8 at Toronto.

PRO CAREER: In 539 games, averaging 23.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.32 steals, 0.93 blocks and 37.6 minutes... Selected to NBA All-Star Game the past seven seasons and has been voted a starter five times... Named to the 2001 All-NBA Second Team, the 2002 All-NBA Third Team, the 1999 All Rookie First Team, and the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year... Won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest... Named to the U.S. Men�s Senior National Team for the 2003 FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico where he helped the U.S. to a 10-0 mark... Averaged 12.6 points, third on the team, while shooting a tournament-best .640 (48-75) from the field... Named on March 26, 2000 to the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney... Captured a gold medal with the U.S. squad, averaging a team high 14.8 ppg to go along with 3.6 rpg and 1.4 apg in eight contests.

2004-05: Averaged 24.5 ppg and 5.2 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.42 spg in 77 games... On the season, ranked 1st on the team in points while with the Nets (27.5 ppg)... That marks the highest points per game average of any Nets player in a single season... Averaged 38.9 mpg, 27.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 4.7 apg in 57 games with 56 starts with the Nets... Ranked 8th in the NBA in scoring averaging 24.5 ppg... Missed two games with the Nets, 12/21 at Charlotte and 12/22 vs. Cleveland, due to a strained left Achilles tendon... Awarded the Eastern Conference �Player of the Month� for February after averaging 30.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in the month... Became the 26th fastest player in the history of the NBA to reach 10,000 points on 2/7 vs. Philadelphia, reaching the 10,000 point plateau in only 426 career games... Led the team in scoring 46 times, and registered 30+ points 24 times this season as a Net... Led the team in assists 12 times, steals 15 times and blocks 12 times this season... New Jersey was 20-4 when Carter scored 30 or more points... Recorded 37 points and four rebounds in a playoff clinching win on 4/20 at Boston... Recorded 43 points, 11 rebounds and five assists on 4/17 against Philadelphia to pass Bernard King for the most 30+ point games as a Net in a single season with 23 as well as his fifth game with 40 or more points as a Net, which tied the mark set by John Williamson (1977-78) for the most 40+ point games in a single season by a Nets player with five... Recorded 20+ points in 49 of the 57 games and 12 consecutive to end the season as a Net... Scored in double-figures in every game with New Jersey... The Nets went 7-0 when Carter recorded a double-double... Voted as a starter for the 2005 NBA All-Star Game in Denver, where he finished with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes... Was named the Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for the second time during the 2004-05 season for games played Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10... Led the Nets to a 3-0 week, averaging 34.7 points on .545 shooting, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals... Recorded 39 points, nine rebounds and four assists at Toronto on 4/15... Recorded a season-high 45 points and tied his season-high and a Nets franchise record with seven three-pointers in one game to go along with seven rebounds and three assists on 4/9 vs. Boston... The 45 points scored by Carter tied him with Cliff Robinson and Kenny Anderson for the 6th most points scored by a Nets player in a single game and also recorded an individual season-high in field goals made in a single game for the Nets this season with 18 on 4/9 vs. Boston... Registered 31 points, four rebounds and six assists on 4/1 at New York... Tallied 31 points, five rebounds and five assists on 3/30 vs. the Clippers... Recorded his 800th career offensive rebound on 4/1 at New York... Recorded 39 points on 15-33 shooting, six rebounds and five steals to give him 600 steals in his career on 3/28 at Charlotte... Grabbed his 1,500th career defensive rebound on 2/27 vs. Cleveland... Tallied 34 points and 11 rebounds on 2/27 vs. Cleveland to record his 4th double-double as a Net... Recorded 43 points, four assists, and three rebounds in 37 minutes on 2/11 against San Antonio... Named Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for games played Monday, January 24 through Sunday, January 30... Tallied 41 points on 14-27 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds and five assists on 2/5 vs. Detroit... Recorded 43 points and 14 rebounds on 2/7 vs. Philadelphia... Became the first Nets player to record back-to-back 40-plus point games since Super John Williamson recorded 40-plus in back-to-back games on 12/8 and 12/9 in 1978... Set the all-time Nets record for most three-pointers attempted in a single game with 16 on 2/7 vs. Philadelphia... Entered the game with 7:43 left in the first quarter and recorded 23 points while shooting 8-19 from the field and registering a game-high three steals in his Nets debut on 12/27 at Detroit... While with the Raptors, he missed four games between 12/17 and 12/26 due to a strained left achilles tendon... The injury occurred during the third quarter on 12/8 at Detroit... Missed his first game of the season with food poisoning Dec. 4 at Cleveland... Averaged 15.9 ppg in 20 games with Toronto.

2003-04: Received the most votes (2,127,183) in the NBA All-Star balloting program for the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, where he scored 11 points... Ranked seventh in league scoring, averaging 22.5 points, and led the team in scoring 49 times... Also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists (second on team, 26th in NBA), 1.21 steals (t36th), and 38.2 minutes (t17th in NBA)... Led the team in assists 31 times... Raptors were 23-16 when he recorded five or more assists... Ranked t29th in the league in three-point percentage at .383 (93-243)... Averaged 27.3 points, 6.6 free throw attempts, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in March... Netted 40 points for a third time during the season and second time in a week March 26 at New York - it was the 14th 40+ game of his career... Scored 30+ points 17 times, including three straight games (March 19- 23)... Recorded seventh double-double of the season with 26 points and a season-high 13 rebounds March 24 at Houston... Named Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for March 15-21, the second time this season and seventh time in his career... Recorded a game-high 42 points and a career-high tying 12 assists March 21 at New Orleans... Registered a Raptors season high by scoring 17 points in a quarter (first), part of a 32-point outing March 14 vs. Atlanta... Recorded team highs of 32 points and nine assists March 5 vs. New York... Returned to the lineup March 2 at Miami and netted a game-high 27 points with eight assists... Left the Feb. 18 game vs. San Antonio in the fourth quarter with a moderate left ankle sprain and missed the next six games (Feb. 20-29)... Recorded 33 points Feb. 3 at Philadelphia... Registered a team-high 27 points with 10 rebounds Feb. 1 vs. L.A. Lakers... Recorded 31 points, including a three-pointer to send the game into overtime, Jan. 30 vs. Detroit... Suffered a right quadriceps strain in the first quarter Jan. 15 at New Orleans and missed the next three games (Jan. 17-21)... Led team with 27 points, including personal highs of 13-of-16 from the free throw line, Jan. 14 at Detroit... Scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help seal a victory versus Cleveland on Jan. 7... Tallied 30 points Dec. 26 at Utah... Netted a game-high 35 points, including five triples, Dec. 12 at Boston... Selected Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for December 1-7 after averaging 23.5 points and 7.8 assists, helping the Raptors to a 4-0 week... Scored 30 points on 13-of-28 from the field Dec. 7 vs. Seattle... Registered 21 points and a team-high 10 assists Dec. 3 vs. Boston... Recorded a career-high 12 assists Dec. 2 at Philadelphia... Netted a season-high 43 points, including franchise bests of 33 points and 14 field goals in the second half Nov. 26 at Atlanta... Tallied a game-high 33 points, including four three-pointers and seven-of-seven from the free throw line Nov. 11 at Portland... Recorded 34 points, including the second four-point play of his career, and 10 rebounds Nov. 9 vs. Denver... Scored a game-high 39 points, the most by a Raptor on Opening Night, on 15-of-30 shooting from the field Oct. 29 vs. New Jersey.

2002-2003: Selected as a starter for the All-Star Game for a the third consecutive season... Deferred the starting assignment to Michael Jordan during team warm-ups... Averaged a team-best 20.6 points, with 4.4 rebounds and 34.2 minutes in 43 games... Missed a career-high 39 games due to three separate stints on the injured list... Posted career lows in games (43), minutes (1,471), field goals (355) field goal attempts (760), free throws (129), free throw attempts (160), rebounds (188), assists (143), steals (48), blocks (41) and points (884)... Led the team in scoring 23 times... Left the game April 6 vs. New Jersey with a significant left ankle sprain and missed the remaining six games of the regular season... Dished a season-high nine assists March 23 vs. Philadelphia... Scored a game-high 30 points March 21 at Miami... Netted a game-high 27 points including the game-winning free throws with 3.7 seconds remaining March 19 vs. Atlanta... Passed Doug Christie (431) to become the Raptors� all-time three-point field goal leader March 11 at Denver... Scored a Raptors seasonhigh and a then Philips Arena opponent-record 43 points March 8 at Atlanta... Tied a career high with six steals March 4 at Washington... Recorded his second double-double of the season with 18 points and a season-high 11 rebounds March 2 vs. Boston... Passed Doug Christie (10,916) to become the Raptors� all-time minutes played leader Feb. 26 at Chicago... Netted a team-high 25 points and made the game-winning block Feb. 4 Milwaukee... Scored 22 points in 23 minutes Jan. 26 vs. Sacramento after missing 23 games (Dec. 11 - Jan. 22) with a strained right knee... Netted a team season-high 16 points in the first quarter Nov. 29 at Boston... Returned to the lineup Nov. 27 vs. New York after missing 10 games (Nov. 4 - 24) with a quadriceps tendon strain in his left knee and scored 16 points in 24 minutes in just the second bench appearance of his career (April 16, 1999 vs. Cleveland).

2001-2002: Leading vote-getter for a third straight year for the NBA All-Star Game... Led team in scoring, averaging 24.7 points (seventh in NBA) with 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.57 steals and 39.8 minutes (11th in NBA) in 60 games... Paced the Raptors in scoring 47 times and totaled more than 30 points 14 times... Announced March 22 he would undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and missed the final 14 games of the regular season after having the procedure done March 26 in Toronto... Tied a season high with 43 points, including a season-best 18 field goals March 5 at Houston... Injured left quadriceps Feb. 7 vs. San Antonio and was placed on the injured list Feb. 12... Was unable to play in the NBA All-Star Game and missed seven games before returning to the active roster Feb. 24 vs. Seattle where he scored 28 points... Became the first player in the 2001- 02 season to record back-to-back 40+ point games, scoring 42 points Dec. 9 vs. Phoenix and 42 points Dec. 7 vs. Denver... Hit three straight free throws to send the Dec. 7 contest vs. Denver into overtime... Against the Nuggets, added a career-high-tying 15 rebounds in addition to five steals... Scored a season-high 43 points at Utah on Nov. 10 and set career highs with eight three-pointers and 14 attempts... Scored 39 points, including six treys, while adding 10 rebounds Nov. 7 vs. Golden State... Tied a franchise record for most points in a quarter (Carter, Christie) with 20 in the third stanza vs. the Warriors... Selected NBA Eastern Conference �Player of the Week� for games played Nov. 5 - 11, posting averages of 34.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, while connecting on 16-of-29 (.552) from three-point range... Reached 1,000 career-assist mark March 7 vs. Dallas.

2000-2001: Named to the All-NBA Second Team... Leading vote-getter (1,717,687) for the second consecutive year for the NBA All-Star Game... Scored 16 points in the contest played in Washington, D.C... Ranked among NBA Top 20 in four different categories: fifth in scoring (27.6), 17th in three-point field goal percentage (.408), 16th in minutes (39.7) and 16th in steals (1.52)... Set a club record averaging 27.6 points... Topped the team in points (2,070), field goals made (762), field goal percentage (1,656), three-point field goals made (162), field goals attempted (397) and minutes (2,979), and was second in three-point percentage (.408), assists (291) and steals(114)... Set single-game career highs in minutes (63; vs. Sacramento, Feb. 23), and offensive rebounds (7 vs. L.A. Lakers, Dec. 17)... Tied his franchise record with 23 consecutive 20+ point games (Feb. 27 - April 13) and set new franchise mark for 30+ point games in a season with 30... Led the team in scoring in every appearance but eight... Collected his 5,000th career point April 13 vs. Miami... Became the Raptors� all-time leading scorer March 2 vs. New Jersey surpassing Doug Christie (4,448)... Named NBA Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 26 - March 4... Hit a pair of free throws Feb. 23 vs. Sacramento with under a second remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime... Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the team in a win vs. Golden State on Feb. 18... Nailed six treys Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte as part of a 40-point performance... Scored 46 points, tying a team record with 20 points in the fourth quarter, at Phoenix on Dec. 30... Also set team records and NBA season highs Dec. 30 at the Suns with 22 free throws and 27 attempts... Drained game-winning three-pointer at Denver on Dec. 28, the third time in his career he�s nailed a winning triple... Set a team record with 34 field goal attempts in regulation play vs. Phoenix on Dec. 10... Scored a season-high 48 points Nov. 18 vs. Milwaukee and set a team record with 30 points in the second half... Missed seven games (Nov. 28 - Dec. 6, Jan. 27 and Jan. 31) due to an injured left knee.

1999-2000: Named to All-NBA Third Team with 13 first-team votes... Leading vote- getter for the NBA All-Star Game (1,911,973), the second-highest total in league history, becoming the first Raptor to play in the event, finishing with 12 points and four rebounds... Winner of the NBA.com Slam Dunk Contest held during All-Star Weekend at Oakland Arena... Finished fourth in league scoring (25.7), setting a Raptors singleseason record for total points (2,107)... Also averaged 5.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.34 steals, 1.12 blocks and 38.1 minutes in 82 games, becoming the first Raptor to start in every game in one full season... Ranked first on the team in scoring, field goal percentage and three-point percentage, second in assists, third in blocks and steals, and fifth in rebounds... Raised stats from his rookie year in every category except blocks... Finished 10th in voting for the NBA MVP Award... Led all NBA players in scoring in December (27.4) and February (29.8) and was second in March (28.6)... Named NBA Player of the Week twice, from Nov. 15 - 21 and Feb. 21 - 27... Scored 20 or more points in 23 straight games from Feb. 5 - March 22, a NBA season high and team record... Led the team in scoring 65 times, including 28 consecutive games from Feb. 5 - March 31, a team record... Had 25 games of 30+ points during the season, a then club record, with the team posting an 18-7 record in those games... Scored 20 or more points in 62 of 82 contests... Led the team in rebounding 15 times and assists 22 times... Produced nine games of 10+ rebounds and nine double-doubles... Recorded his first career triple-double April 10 vs. Cleveland with 31 points, 11 rebounds and a then career-high 10 assists... Hit three last-second game-winning shots in March, a driving dunk vs. Houston on March 19, a three at L.A. Clippers on March 8 and another three at Boston on March 1... Produced the league�s second-highest scoring game of the season with a team-record 51 points vs. Phoenix on Feb. 27, topping his 47-point performance Jan. 14 vs. Milwaukee... Had a season-high 13 rebounds at the Lakers on Nov. 21... Blocked a season-high five shots Nov. 7 vs. Charlotte.

1998-99: Named NBA Rookie of the Year, receiving 95.8 per cent (113-118) of the votes, the third largest margin of the decade (Duncan, O�Neal)... A unanimous selection to the All-Rookie First Team... Received one fifth-place vote for the league�s MVP award and 10 points in voting for the All-NBA Team... Honored as the Central Division finalist for the NBA Sportsmanship Award... The only rookie to receive a vote for NBA All-Defensive Team... Averaged 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.54 blocks, 1.10 steals and 35.2 minutes in 50 games, starting 49... Ranked 21st in the league in scoring and 16th in blocked shots, the highest for any player who wasn�t a center or power forward... Led all rookies in scoring and blocks, second in three-point percentage, third in assists, fourth in rebounding, fifth in steals and sixth in free throw percentage... The only rookie to lead his team in scoring... Led Raptors in scoring, field goal percentage (among qualifiers) and blocks, second in minutes, third in assists and steals and fourth in rebounding... Named Rookie of the Month for April when he averaged 20.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.61 blocks in 18 games... Also received the award in March as he led club to first winning month (11-6) in team history with 18.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.35 blocks in 17 games... Became the first Raptor named NBA Player of the Week earning the honor for the period ending March 21... Scoring average went from 15.4 in February to 18.4 in March to 20.6 in April... Led team in scoring 23 times, assists eight times and rebounds seven times... Reached double-figure scoring in 42 of 50 games, the most on the team... Had three 30+ scoring games, the only Raptor to reach that figure... Twice dished out eight assists, April 25 at Detroit and April 16 vs. Cleveland... Had 31 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the Pacers on April 1 while scoring the final six points of the game... Swatted a Raptors season-high six blocks on March 28 vs. the Bulls... Scored a season-high 32 points at Houston on March 25... Engineered the team�s biggest comeback of the season as they overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit at Detroit on March 17 by scoring 17 of his 28 points in the last quarter, including eight in the final 1:20 of the game... Recorded a career-high 15 rebounds vs. New Jersey on March 16... Led Raptors to win over Grizzlies in Air Canada Centre opener Feb. 21 with 27 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals... Scored the first points in the history of the new building.

CAREER PLAYOFFS: Has averaged 27.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.2 apg in 30 playoff games... His 27.3 ppg ranks first in Nets Playoff history� 2006: Averaged a team-high 29.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 5.3 apg in 11 postseason contests� His 29.6 ppg set a Nets all-time record for a single season scoring average in an NBA postseason� Scored at least 20 points in each playoff game, while reaching 30-plus points in five contests, including 43 points in Game 3 vs. the Miami Heat on 5/12� 2005: Averaged 26.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 5.8 apg in four First Round playoff games vs. the Miami Heat... Led the team in scoring in two games, including 36 points in Game 3 on 4/28... Set a playoff career-high of 10 rebounds in Game 1 on 4/24 and 10 assists in Game 3 on 4/28... 2002: Missed postseason action while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee... Was not on Toronto�s postseason roster... 2001: Averaged a team-best 27.3 points in the postseason... Scored in double-figures in all 12 games, leading the club in points eight times... Set a team record with a 50-point performance in Game Three on May 11 vs. Philadelphia... Tied a NBA postseason record with nine three-pointers in that game, including a record eight treys in the first half... 2000: Averaged 19.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 6.3 apg in three First Round playoff games.

COLLEGE CAREER: Averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 103 career games with the Tar Heels... As a junior, was first-team All-ACC, second-team All-America and named a candidate for the John R. Wooden Award presented to the nation�s best player... Led school to the Final Four in 1997 and 1998... Averaged 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 38 games... Led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked 18th nationally with a 59.1 field goal percentage... In sophomore year, averaged 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 34 games and was named third-team All-ACC... Scored career-high 26 points vs. Wake Forest that season... Averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds as a freshman.


Personal

Full name is Vincent Lamar Carter... Has one daughter, Kai, born on June 1, 2005... Cousin of Tracy McGrady of the Rockets... Named one of The Sporting News� 2004 Good Guys in pro sports for his off-court activities... Was the recipient of the NBA Community Assist Award for the month of July, 2005... On July 9, 2003, unveiled a new, pro-sized basketball court, funded by his foundation, in Toronto�s Dixon Park... The court, valued at $130,000, officially opened with Carter sinking the first shot... On Sept. 16, 2002, donated $2.5 million to finance the building of a new gym (the Vince Carter Athletic Center) at his alma mater, Mainland High School, in Dayton Beach, Florida... Established the Embassy of Hope Foundation to support causes for children with events in Florida and Ontario... Launched interactive Web site, vincecarter15.com, on Feb. 8, 2002... Introduced first VC signature shoe, the Nike Shox VC... Received his degree in African-American studies from UNC on May 20, 2001... Played host to the Vince Carter Celebrity All-Star Game at Air Canada Centre for four years... All games drew a sellout crowd of 19,800, the largest crowds ever for a NBA-sanctioned charity game... The celebrity game raised thousands of dollars with proceeds going to his foundation... Initiated Vince�s Hoop Group, a program to recognize students of achievement at a selected school in each of his four seasons in Toronto... Named a �Goodwill Ambassador� by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America... Vince was a drum major in his high school band and played saxophone and baritone... Received a scholarship offer for music to Bethune-Cookman College... Selected to the 1995 USA Junior National Team which played in the World Championships.