Carter currently plays on the Memphis Grizzlies. As a former UNC student he spent three years with the Tarheels. The 6-foot-6-inch shooting guard, who also plays small forward, was drafted in 1998 by the Golden State Warriors and was later traded to the Toronto Raptors. He was awarded the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year title, and in the years following he won four Slam Dunk Contests (in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002).
As an eight-time NBA All Star and Hall of Famer, he also has other interests and makes moves off the court, including establishing his Embassy of Hope Foundation. The organization assists families and children in need across various locations in Florida, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada. As a businessman, he has been endorsed in major corporations including EA Sports, Gatorade, T-Mobile, and his efforts to improve the lives of others were recognized by the Children’s Home Society, giving him the title of “Child Advocate of the Yearâ€ in 2000. He (and his mother) also donated $1.6 million to help build a 100-bed treatment center to treat people struggling with addictions to alcohol and other drugs.