Josh Carter

American basketball player

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Josh Carter
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Carter with the Montepaschi Siena in 2013
No. 23 – PAOK Thessaloniki
PositionSmall forward
LeagueGreek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 34)
Dallas, Texas
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolLake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)
CollegeTexas A&M (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2010–2012Maccabi Ashdod
2012–2013Spartak Saint Petersburg
2013–2014Montepaschi Siena
2014–2015Türk Telekom
2015–2016Pınar Karşıyaka
2016–2017Dinamo Sassari
2017–2018Limoges CSP
2019Maccabi Ashdod
2019–2020Rethymno Cretan Kings
2021–presentPAOK Thessaloniki
Career highlights and awards

Joshua Neville Carter (born November 20, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for PAOK of the Greek Basket League and the Basketball Champions League. He played college basketball for Texas A&M. He also played for the Athletes in Action basketball team in 2006 and 2007, helping the team win the William Jones Cup in 2006. In the 2006–07 season, Carter co-led all NCAA Division I men's basketball players with his three-point accuracy of 50%. The 98–37 team record he compiled during his college career makes him the winningest men's basketball player in the program's history.[1]

Early years

Carter was born on November 20, 1986 to Cedric and Kamela Carter in Dallas, Texas. He is the younger brother of Warren Carter, a professional basketball player, and Kevin Carter, who played for Texas A&M–Commerce.[2]

After averaging 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds as a junior at Lake Highlands High School, he was named to the all-district second team. As a senior, he averaged 21.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He was named to the all-region and All-Greater Dallas teams and earned the district's Most Valuable Player honor. He also was named the city Player of the Year by the Richardson Morning News.[2]

Carter was recruited by Illinois, Notre Dame, Texas Tech and Washington State. He was also recruited by Texas A&M where he signed a National Letter of Intent to play under head coach Billy Gillispie.[3]

College years

Freshman year

Carter started playing his freshman year as a true freshman, averaging 8.3 points per game and making 57 three-pointers. He scored a season-high of 25 points against Texas in the 2006 Big 12 Tournament. The team earned a No. 12 seed in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. In postseason play alone, he averaged 14.3 points and made 55.5 percent of his attempted three-pointers.[2]

Sophomore year

In his sophomore year, Carter, along with Bradley University player Jeremy Crouch co-led all NCAA Division I players with his three-point field goal percentage of 50.[4] He made a school record of 50.0 percent.[2] He was named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team in the postseason.[5]

Junior year

He was named to the first team All-District 9 squad by the NABC coaches.[6] He was also named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team.[7] On April 24, 2008, Carter declared for the 2008 NBA draft, but chose not to hire an agent, leaving him the option of returning for his senior season.[8] On May 21, 2008, he withdrew his name from the draft.[9]

Senior year

Carter scored a then-game-high of 23 points in the season opener against Arkansas – Pine Bluff.[10][11] In the fourth game against UNC-Wilmington, he scored his 233rd career three-pointer, breaking the school record.[12]

Carter scored a three-point buzzer-beater to lead his team to a 57–55 victory at Nebraska. The win helped the Aggies' hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament. Following the Nebraska game, Carter scored a career-high 29 points at home against Iowa State.[13][14] After helping his team upset 12th-ranked Missouri in the final regular season game at home, Carter picked up his 97th career win, becoming the winningest player in A&M history.[15]

He was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team after the regular season.[16]

Carter finished his college career with 1,566 points, which at the time placed him seventh in the program's all-time points scored list. He also played 135 games during his career, which is another A&M record.[1]

Professional career

In 2009 Carter signed a contract with the German League club EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the EuroLeague through the end of the 2009-10 season. He signed with Maccabi Ashdod B.C. from the Israeli Basketball Super League for the 2010–11 and 2011-12 seasons. In 2012 Carter signed with BC Spartak Saint Petersburg of the Russian Professional Basketball League for the 2012–13 and 2013-14 seasons. Because of money problems in Spartak, Carter left the team. He signed a contract with the Italian team Montepaschi Siena in August 2013.[17][18]

In the summer of 2014, he signed a contract with the Türk Telekom of Turkish Basketball League.[19]

In the summer of 2015, he signed a contract with the Pınar Karşıyaka.[20]

On June 20, 2016, Carter signed with Dinamo Sassari for the 2016–17 season.[21]

On August 13, 2017, Carter signed with French club Limoges CSP.[22]

On January 3, 2019, Carter returned to Maccabi Ashdod for a second stint, signing for the rest of the season.[23] On March 18, 2019, Carter recorded a season-high 26 points, shooting 6-of-8 from three-point range, along with four rebounds and two assists in a 95–89 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.[24]

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high


2009–10 EWE Oldenburg 10 0 25.2 .347 .326 .609 2.5 .6 .5 .3 7.8 4.9
2013–14 Montepaschi Siena 10 9 26.9 .408 .375 .800 3.2 1.5 .5 .2 9.2 8.3
Career 20 9 26.0 .378 .352 .698 2.8 1.0 .5 .2 8.5 6.6

Domestic leagues

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009-10 EWE Baskets Oldenburg German BBL 37 20.4 .542 .317 .756 2.0 .8 .5 .2 7.7
2010-11 Maccabi Ashdod B.C. Ligat HaAl 39 34.6 .509 .402 .800 5.3 1.5 1.1 .1 17.0
2011-12 30 35.3 .606 .389 .829 3.9 1.7 .9 .3 17.4
2012-13 BC Spartak Saint Petersburg PBL 15 24.7 .512 .379 .846 3.1 1.6 1.0 .3 9.4
VTB United League 21 27.3 .470 .381 .725 3.3 1.1 .9 .6 10.5
2013-14 Montepaschi Siena Lega A 46 26.9 .487 .404 .815 3.2 1.4 .6 .3 10.8
2014-15 Türk Telekom B.K. TBL 31 30.4 .643 .402 .842 3.6 2.1 .6 .2 14.7


  1. ^ a b "Lake Highlands-ex ends good 4-year run at Texas A&M".
  2. ^ a b c d "Josh Carter". Texas A&M Athletics. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "Josh Carter". Retrieved March 21, 2008.
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage Through Games 04/02/2007". NCAA. Retrieved March 21, 2008.
  5. ^ "2006–07 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). Archived from the original on March 7, 2007.
  6. ^ Texas A&M Athletics Carter, Jones Make NABC All-District Team Archived March 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "2008 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Selected" (Press release). Archived from the original on May 15, 2008.
  8. ^ TERRANCE HARRIS, Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle (April 24, 2008). "A&M basketball junior Josh Carter to go pro". Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  9. ^ "Aggies' Carter withdraws from NBA draft".[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Carter gives Aggies some distance in opening win".
  11. ^ "Carter's threes lift Aggies".[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Texas A&M defeats UNC-Wilmington 84–65".[dead link]
  13. ^ "Carter's spree turning Aggies' season around".
  14. ^ "Carter takes aim at NCAA bid".
  15. ^ "Commentary: After 3–7 league start, A&M decides to fight".
  16. ^ "Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced".
  17. ^ "Josh Carter inks with Montepaschi". (Blog). Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  18. ^ "Siena set to announce Erick Green, Josh Carter, Othello Hunter". Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  19. ^ Carter signs with Türk Telekom
  20. ^ Carter signs with Pınar Karşıyaka
  21. ^ Rapidità e tiro letale: firmato Josh Carter (in Italian)
  22. ^ Signature de l'ailier fort Josh CARTER (in French)
  23. ^ מלך הסלים חוזר: ג'וש קרטר חתם באשדוד. (in Hebrew). January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  24. ^ "Winner League, Game 22: Hapoel TA Vs Ashdod". March 18, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.

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