Former Florida Tech Panther, Chris Carter Inks New Deal With German Squad
By Florida Tech // August 16, 2016
averaged 14.0 points, 5.0 assists per game In 2015-2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Around this time one year ago, Florida Tech head coach Billy Mims mentioned how crucial it was for Chris Carter to get his foot in the door of European basketball after the former Panther standout signed his first professional contract in Ukraine.
Fast forward the time and the 24-year old has since taken that opportunity and seamlessly risen up the ranks of the international circuit, recently notching a deal with NINERS Chemnitz in Germany’s Pro A league.
“I spoke to Chris this morning from Germany, where he has just completed his first week of training with his new club,” Mims said.
“He is very excited about his team, the season ahead, and life in a second European country.”
As a member of Bipa Basket Odessa in 2015-16, the southpaw wasted little time putting his versatility on display, filling up the stat sheet with averages of 14.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest. That exact effort on both ends of the floor is something new head coach Rodrigo Pastore has long been in search of.
“Chris has the ability to create for himself and can also put his teammates in position to be successful,” Pastore stated in an interview.
“He can be used at either guard position, and with his athleticism and size, is the exact type of player we have been looking for. He has been able to gain some experience in European basketball, and we hope that in his second pro year, can further develop into an important pillar of our team.”
Owners of a 14-16 regular season record last year, the NINERS will open their 2016-17 slate on September 22.
“With an outstanding education from an international university like Florida Tech already under his belt, basketball has now truly become Chris’ ticket to see the world,” Mims said emphatically.
“Chris is one of the finest young men I have ever coached and a tremendous ambassador for FIT wherever his travels take him.”