The Rickey Paulding Appreciation Week With Chris Carter: He left His Foot Print In The BBL And I Will Always Remember His Consistency

Chris Carter (193-PG-1992, college: Florida Tech) is a 30 year old 195cm guard that was born in Brooklyn, New York and is from Port St. Lucie, Florida that completed his seventh professional season and second with the Rostock SeawOlves averaging Rostock Seawolves 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 65.9%. In 2019-2020 he played with the Niners Chemnitz averaging 9.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 5.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 66.7%. He also played two seasons with Rasta Vechta. In 2018-2019in the BBL he averaged 4.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.4apg. In his first season with Rasta Vechta he helped the club move from the Pro A to the easyCredit BBL winning the Pro A title averaging 11,0ppg,3,4rpg and 5,3apg and shot 40% from outside. In 2016-2017 he played for BV Chemnitz 99 (Germany-ProA) playing 40 games averaging 12.4ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-4 (2.1spg), FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 73.4%. As a rookie he played for Bipa Basket Odessa (Ukraine-SL Favorit Sport) playing 32 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.0apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 77.3%. He started his basketball career at Air Force (NCAA) and then played the last three years of school at Florida Tech (NCAA2) and as a senior played 21 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 75.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about his memories of Rickey Paulding.

Thanks Chris for talking to Where are you at the moment and how is basketball life treating you?

Heading to Florida tomorrow and life is treating me well right now.

You just helped a third different team move up to the BBL. What else do you still want to achieve in your illustrious playing career?

I want to now have a solid career in the BBL.

Do the Boston Celtics have any chance in a 7 game series against the Golden State Warriors?

No they have no chance against the Warriors.

What do they have to do to win?

Everyone has to play exceptionally well for them every night.

Who will take the title?

Warriors will win.

Rickey Paulding is playing his farewell game on June 4. What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the name Rickey Paulding?


Have you ever seen a player who has been able to play so well at a high level at his age?

Not in real life no.

Did you follow him when you were playing in the Pro A?

Oldenburg was always a good team so I would keep up when I could.

What did it feel playing against a legend like that?

Was a fun atmosphere.

You played once against Rickey Paulding with SC Rasta Vechta losing 81-62. What do you remember from that game?

The crowd was crazy and they had a really good team.

What about his game will always stay in your mind when you hear the name Rickey Paulding?


What kind of legacy do you believe will he leave in the EasyCredit BBL?

He has left his footprint in the BBL and will be remembered for a long time.

Do you feel that there will ever be another American that will be able to reach his longevity in that league?

No there will not.

Please leave some closing words for Rickey Paulding.

Congrats to you and your family on a great career!


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