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Chennedy Carter's Bio

About Chennedy Carter

Position: Guard

Height: 5-9

Date of Birth: November 14, 1998

College: Texas A&M

High School: Timberview High School (Arlington, Texas)

Drafted: Selected fourth overall (first round) in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream.

Pronunciation: KEN-eh-dee

 

2021 Highlights with Atlanta: 

  • Started in all 11 games played.
  • Scored in double-digits in 8 of her 11 games played with four 20+ point performances.
  • Scored a season-best 24 points against New York (6/26) in a season-high 33 minutes, making 10 field goals with four free throws.
  • Missed six games in the first half of the season with a right elbow injury, exiting the New York game (5/29) with what was later diagnosed as a hyperextended elbow.
  • Was suspended following the Dream’s game at Las Vegas (7/4) due to conduct detrimental to the team.

2020 Highlights with Atlanta: 

  • WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Started in all 16 games played.
  • Tallied 13 double-figure scoring outings.
  • Her 17.4 points per game ranked 8th in the league and paced all rookies
  • Became the youngest player in WNBA history to score 30 points at 21 years and 266 days when she put up 35 against Seattle (8/6).
    • Her 35 points set the franchise record for the most points scored by a Dream rookie.
    • The third Dream rookie to score at least 30 points in a game.
    • It marked just the sixth time in Dream history that a player has recorded 30+ points and 7+ assists in a game (Betty Lenox – 1, Iziane Castro Marques – 1, Angel McCoughtry – 3).
  • She scored at least 25 points on four occasions, becoming the fourth first-year player to score 25+ points in a game for Atlanta.
  • Became the first Dream rookie with 4+ consecutive games with double-digit points to start their career – set the record with six straight double-figure games.
  • After being sidelined by an ankle injury for six games, returned to the court to score 26 points in 26 minutes against Los Angeles (8/30).

College: 

Highest Draft pick in A&M history (13 total Draft picks, second highest: Kelsey Bone at No. 5 in 2013, New York Liberty) … Three-time All-American and three-time First Team All-SEC selection … Was the only player returning for 2019-20 that averaged over 20.0 points for her career … In just three seasons, reached Texas A&M’s career top 10 in points (1,983, 2nd), 10+ point games (87, 3rd), 20+ point games (62, 1st), 30+ point games (13, 1st), field goals made (732, 3rd), field goals attempted (1,698, 3rd), 3-pointers made (148, 6th), 3-pointers attempted (428, 6th), free throws made (371, 3rd), free throws attempted (496, 3rd) and free throw percentage (74.8, 8th).

International: 

Represented the United States three times, winning gold at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, and silver at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup and 2019 Pan American Games … Averaged 13.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists over 17 games in her international career … Set a USA Basketball U19 record with 31 points in the Gold Medal Game at the U19 World Cup, breaking the record held by A’ja Wilson … Earned All-Tournament honors at the U19 World Cup after averaging 15.9 points.

Personal:

Goes by the nickname “Hollywood” … Second cousin is former WNBA All-Star Jia Perkins, godfather is NBA guard Jason “The Jet” Terry … Mother is Shonda Perkins … Played for Kit Kyle Martin in high school, 2019 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year … Has three brothers, Cameron, Chandler and Chendall.

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