Thursday, October 9, 2008

DYK: Anthony Carter

(Boulder-CO) AC is without question the most unsung when it comes to what actually makes the Denver Nuggets motor run. But did you know...

-AC started his collegiate basketball career at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, California before attending the University of Hawaii.

-Anthony donated $100,000 to the University of Hawaii in 2002 to create the Anthony Carter Men's Basketball Scholarship Fund.

-Carter went unselected in the 1998 NBA Draft, and began his professional career with the Miami Heat, after having spent one season with CBA's Yakima Sun Kings.

-In 2003, his agent misread a part of his contract which would have enabled him to get an extension, and more money, with Miami but it was too late as he had already signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, which completely voided his rookie contract. The agent was later fired.

-He is the National spokesperson for the "I Have a Dream" organization, which sereves disadvantaged youth.

-In the future, AC sees himself coaching youth basketball.

Go Nuggets!

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