Former North Carolina basketball star Vince Carter is headed into his 20th NBA season, joining a new team once again.
Carter, who inked a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings this offseason, joined SportsCenter to explain his decision to hop on board with a franchise without any recent success.
“With these young guys, one thing I was impressed with leading up to the draft, and seeing these guys before I even knew that I was going to play in Sacramento, is that they’re hungry,” said Carter in the interview. “They want to win, and they’re willing to learn.”
Carter played for the Memphis Grizzlies for the past three seasons. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.1 rebound per game in 24.6 minutes per game after two years of playing less than 20 minutes per game.
But now he joins the Kings, a young team that is stock piling talent toward the future. The Kings also added former Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph this offseason, as well as former Indiana Paces guard George Hill. That trio is now paired up with a handful of rookies that the Kings added this season as De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Frank Mason III and Harry Giles all were offseason additions.
The veteran guard is entering his 20th NBA season, having started his playing career with Toronto in the 1998-98 season. He played the bulk of his career in Toronto before playing for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and the Grizzlies.
For his career, Carter is averaging 18.2 points per game, ranking third among active players in games played with 1,347. He ranks No. 22 in points scored in NBA history. Carter, who played at UNC from 1995-98, ranks fifth in NBA history with 2,049 made 3-point field goals.