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Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is an American retired basketball player. Nicknamed "Big Dawg",[1] he played for six teams in sixteen NBA seasons.

Antoine Carr
Personal information
Born (1961-07-23) July 23, 1961 (age 57)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolWichita Heights (Wichita, Kansas)
CollegeWichita State (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1983–2002
PositionPower forward / Center
Number33, 35, 55
Career history
1983–1984Olimpia Milano
19841990Atlanta Hawks
19901991Sacramento Kings
19911994San Antonio Spurs
19941998Utah Jazz
1998–1999Houston Rockets
1999–2000Vancouver Grizzlies
2000–2001Kansas City Knights
2001–2002Ionikos NF
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,176 (9.3 ppg)
Rebounds3,384 (3.4 rpg)
Blocks925 (0.9 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Early lifeEdit

Antoine Carr was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2] A tall, garrulous youngster, Carr was a star basketball player at Wichita Heights High School (class of 1979)—a teammate on the 1977 Heights team was future NBA player Darnell Valentine. He accepted a scholarship to play locally at Wichita State University. A four-year player, Carr was a major contributor on a team that also included future NBA players Xavier McDaniel and Cliff Levingston, averaging 17 points per game while shooting over 55% during his college career. In his final college game he scored a school record 47 points against Southern Illinois on March 5, 1983.

He played for the US national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Coming off a senior season where he'd averaged 22.5 points and 7.6 rebounds a game in a strong college program, Carr was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (eighth pick overall) of the 1983 NBA draft. Despite being a top-ten pick, Carr played the 1983–84 season in Italy with Simac Milano.[4] Returning to the NBA in the 1984–85 season, he played six full seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before moving to the Sacramento Kings in the middle of the 1989–90 campaign. While in Sacramento, Carr averaged 20 points per game and was the team's star. He scored 1,551 points that season, by far his best scoring season (aside from that season, he never scored more than 1,000 points). Carr also played for the San Antonio Spurs, where he led the team in field goal percentage. He also played a notable first round series in 1994 against the Utah Jazz. Carr was filling in for an injured David Robinson, who had a fractured hand. Carr put on what could be considered the best games of his career, but the Spurs still lost the series 1–3. Carr was signed as a free agent by the Utah Jazz on October 29, 1994, where he was a periodic starter at the center position beside power forward Karl Malone. When not starting, he settled in as his role as the energetic and jovial sixth man. Coach Jerry Sloan utilized Carr extensively during the two years that the Jazz reached the NBA finals – relying on his experience and ability to control the ball. Carr led the Jazz to victory in Game 5 of the 1998 Finals against the Chicago Bulls with several clutch jumpshots. Carr finished his career with the Houston Rockets and Vancouver Grizzlies, playing 18 games with Houston and 21 with Vancouver in a reserve role.

Carr scored 9,176 points in his NBA career. Carr had a strong ability to manage the ball down low, even as a small center. He is known for his power and dunking, and his ability to hit medium to long jump shots under pressure. He made 50% of his attempts from the floor and shot 78% from the free throw line. After receiving an eye injury, Carr wore an orange-tinted eye-patch for the rest of his NBA career.

Following his final season with Vancouver, Carr played one season for the Kansas City Knights of the ABA,[5] and one season with the Greek club Ionikos NF.[6]

His younger brother Henry Carr also played for Wichita State University,[7] and was drafted in 1987 by the Los Angeles Clippers.[8]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984–85 Atlanta 62 15 19.3 .528 .333 .789 3.7 1.3 0.5 1.3 8.0
1985–86 Atlanta 17 0 15.2 .527 .667 3.1 0.8 0.4 0.9 6.8
1986–87 Atlanta 65 2 10.7 .506 .333 .709 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.7 5.3
1987–88 Atlanta 80 2 18.5 .544 .250 .780 3.6 1.3 0.5 1.0 8.8
1988–89 Atlanta 78 12 19.1 .480 .000 .855 3.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 7.5
1989–90 Atlanta 44 0 18.3 .516 .000 .775 3.4 1.2 0.3 0.8 7.6
1989–90 Sacramento 33 4 28.0 .482 .000 .806 5.2 2.0 0.5 1.0 18.6
1990–91 Sacramento 77 48 32.8 .511 .000 .758 5.5 2.5 0.6 1.3 20.1
1991–92 San Antonio 81 27 43.0 .690 .800 .764 7.3 2.8 1.4 3.2 10.9
1992–93 San Antonio 71 46 27.4 .538 .000 .777 5.5 1.4 0.5 1.2 13.1
1993–94 San Antonio 34 0 13.7 .488 .000 .724 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 5.8
1994–95 Utah 78 4 21.5 .531 .250 .821 3.4 0.9 0.3 0.9 9.6
1995–96 Utah 80 0 19.2 .457 .000 .792 2.5 0.9 0.4 0.8 7.3
1996–97 Utah 82 0 17.8 .483 .000 .780 2.4 0.9 0.3 0.8 7.4
1997–98 Utah 66 8 16.5 .465 .776 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.8 5.7
1998–99 Houston 18 0 8.4 .404 .000 .714 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.6 2.6
1999–00 Vancouver 21 0 10.5 .438 .786 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.3 3.2
Career 987 168 20.0 .503 .130 .780 3.4 1.1 0.4 0.9 9.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1987 Atlanta 9 0 18.0 .696 .813 3.0 1.4 0.3 0.9 11.6
1988 Atlanta 12 0 17.5 .529 .000 .643 3.4 1.3 0.3 1.4 6.8
1989 Atlanta 5 0 16.2 .619 .727 1.6 1.4 0.0 0.8 6.8
1992 San Antonio 3 3 36.3 .545 .500 .625 7.7 1.0 0.7 3.7 19.7
1993 San Antonio 8 8 21.4 .527 .600 4.8 1.1 0.4 1.1 10.5
1994 San Antonio 3 0 12.3 .455 .889 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.7 6.0
1995 Utah 5 0 22.8 .452 .833 3.0 1.4 0.6 1.0 9.6
1996 Utah 18 0 18.8 .474 .680 1.9 1.2 0.2 0.8 6.1
1997 Utah 20 0 14.0 .482 .750 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 4.9
1998 Utah 20 0 14.6 .456 .750 2.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 4.4
1999 Houston 4 0 9.3 .364 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.3 2.0
Career 107 11 17.1 .514 .333 .740 2.6 1.0 0.3 0.9 6.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rock, Brad (July 6, 2015). "Ex-Jazzman Antoine 'Big Dawg' Carr still carries a bite". Deseret News. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Antoine Carr". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  3. ^ 1982 USA Basketball Archived 2007-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Addy, Steve; Karzen, Jeffrey F. (2002), The Detroit Pistons: More Than Four Decades of Motor City Memories, Sports Publishing LLC, ISBN 1-58261-553-5
  5. ^ Kansas City News - 'Night, Knights? - page 1
  6. ^ Antoine Carr player profile, stats, career at basketpedya.com
  7. ^ "Henry Carr, the younger brother of Wichita State standout Antoine Carr" Google News archive of the Bulletin-Journal of Missouri - April 14, 1983, p.11
  8. ^ 1987 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine

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