Those who have hand-made the scorer’s list in the NBA can freely add Chennedy Carter. As for who is Chennedy Carter?
Well, someone who turned whole media’s, officials, and coaches heads turn round her. To simply put, she is one of the promising athletes on the run since 2020.
Currently, she features as the shooting guard for the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
To date, she is merely a few games old, starting in 2020; however, before that, she had played for her college team, the Texas A&M Aggies.
Altogether, Carter can be labeled as the “basketball fairy,” or a scoring machine. Not to mention, she is also the youngest player in league history to score 30 points or more.
To illustrate, she achieved this feat at the age of 22 years.
“I’m a kid that’s just going to continue to play hard, stay within our system.”
|Full Name||Chennedy Carter (pronounced “Kennedy”)|
|Date of Birth||November 14, 1998|
|Birth Place||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Age||23 Years Old|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg)|
|Father’s Name||Broderick Carter|
|Mother’s Name||Shonda Perkins|
|Siblings||Three siblings; Cameron Carter, Chandler Carter, and Chendall Carter|
|Education||Texas A&M |
Timberview high school (Arlington, Texas)
|Affiliations||Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Prizms Silver #92|
|Last Update||October, 2022|
Chennedy Carter | Early Life
On November 14, 1998, Carter was born under Scorpio’s sun sign to her parents, Shonda Perkins and Broderick Carter.
Among the four children, she is the third child and has two older brothers and a younger brother. Altogether, her brothers, Cameron Carter, Chandler Carter, and Chendall Carter and she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas.
Additionally, her grandfather, Wayne Anderson, also served in the U.S. air force. Like her, she also has a cousin Jia Perkins, who played in the same line as hers.
Her cousin played for the Chicago Sky, San Antonio Silver Stars, and Minnesota Lynx, as per the sources.
What’s more interesting is; Chennedy started playing basketball at the age of five and knew right then that it was her dream.
It was her love in simple language at first sight ever since she has been perfecting herself in that very field.
Apparently, most childhood days have been devoted to the ball, where she used to run and play around with her brothers.
While most girls were shy around playing with the boys, Carter packed and threw away the boundary while playing with a bunch of boys.
Often explained by Carter herself, she used to play the games through the straight street rules.
Like we say, the survival of the fittest! Indeed, she had to get physically healthy, be that same level of aggressive and good with plays to continue letting her play with them.
Apart from her street plays, her father used to give her hours of sessions on dribbling.
Back then, he first taught her the part through dribbling a tennis ball in the grass, which seemed impossible at first. However, with time, it enhanced her handles and grip on the ball.
As a fun fact, Chennedy was just an eight-year-old when she took control of the grass’s tennis ball. Therewith, her confidence was on a super boost to play the game professionally.
Chennedy Carter | Amateur Career and Education
It’s like Carter was gifted; she had been shining ever since her early days.
As we talked about her schooling phase, she had scored 46 points on her team and was ranked the No.6 overall in the country while standing at No. 2 at the point guard.
In the meantime, she was obsessed with watching the Texas A&M women’s basketball team.
Infact, she was only thirteen at that period, and back then, the team was led by Sydney Colson, another star guard who currently plays for the Chicago Sky.
Additionally, they lived near Mansfield and watched Colson play alongside Danielle Adams, Tyra White as they won the national championship.
Apparently, it was one of the reasons to fuel her dream to play for Texas A&M’s college team.
Advancing further, she was enrolled at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, where former Gary Blair assistant Kit Kyle-Martin coached her.
During those tenures, she played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.
As a senior, she also played in the state championship game, where she had an average point of 20.3 in each game.
Consequently, she bagged the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year honors. Following it, she was also the two-time all-state selection at Timberview.
“In high school, I was social — but when it was time to go out, to the football games on Friday nights or to parties, I was like ‘Nah. I couldn’t. I always wanted to work out because I wanted to be successful, and I had to keep myself locked in. So because I was staying focused, my friends called me Hollywood, and it kind of stuck with me.”
Timberview, Chennedy became the highest-ranked women’s basketball player to sign with Texas A&M out of high school.
Right in her freshman days, she bagged the selection for National Freshman of the Year. Well, espnW, USA Today Sports, the USBWA, and the WBCA also honored her, as she became Texas A&M’s first winner of a national award.
To elaborate, she was named AP and WBCA All-America. Apparently, she took almost all the freshman awards that included SEC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-SEC, and SEC All-Freshman honors.
Afterward, she contributed in the Texas 37 points against DePaul in the NCAA, where she had a 3-pointer during 3.2 seconds left.
Thus, she became the SEC Freshman of the Week four times, espnW Player of the Week once, and USBWA Freshman of the Week once altogether.
Following it, Chennedy posted 31 points in the NCAA Tournament, the fourth-most in tournament history.
Eventually, she also had 46 points in her first year, which was the most for any Division I freshman since Elena Delle Donne.
Overall, she ended her freshman year with 816 points, 4.9 assists per game, a 79.1 free throw percentage, a 44.3 field goal percentage, and 1.89 steals per game.
“It was pretty surreal to get there and actually realize you’re a part of this great school and program. I was a little nervous at first, but girls like Anriel Howard and Khaalia Hillsman really welcomed me and made me feel a part of the team. They spent extra time with me after practice and showed me around campus — it meant a lot to me.”
Sophomore Years and Beyond
Another year in the Texas A&M was filled with glory when all Chennedy did was bang the title.
As a sophomore, Carter had 1,000 career points in just 45 games that stood as the quickest player in Texas A&M history and the SEC’s fastest since 1985.
Carter had at least 10 points in every game she played with 3.4 assists. Altogether, she had a 23.0 career scoring average as the USBWA named her Second-Team All-America.
Furthermore, she took the All-America honors from the AP and the WBCA.
Not to mention, for the second consecutive season, she had earned First Team All-SEC.
Alongside her gameplay in the Maui Jim Maui Classic and NCAA Chicago Regional All-Tournament, she stood as the MVP. Likewise, she even bagged SEC Player of the Week twice.
Carter has scored double figures in 62 straight games in her recent season, which honored her as an AP and USBWA Second-Team All-American.
Also, the third consecutive season to get named in the All-SEC First Team. Apparently, Carter played in every single game (over Central Arkansas, Little Rock, Houston, Ole Miss, and so on).
However, due to her sprained ankle, she couldn’t appear in about four matches. So, after been gone on January 9, 2020, she returned on February 13.
“Chennedy Carter is just a scoring machine. She’s one of those gifted players who can score in a variety of ways. She’s tough. She split some traps; we tried to get [the ball] out of her hands. She’s really good at finding a way to get to where she needs to get to.”
-Seattle coach Gary Kloppenburg
Chennedy Carter | International Career
To date, Carter has represented the United States in the international arena three times.
To illustrate, her foremost appearance was in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, where she bagged the gold medal.
Following it, she also featured in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup, as she claimed silver back then.
The same year, she partook in the 2017 Spain Tour, where she led the team with 17.0 points over two games.
Apparently, she has also earned a silver medal in the 2019 Pan American Games. Overall, her international record stands as an average of 13.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists over 17 games.
Currently, Carter has agreed on terms with Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor (Turkish Women’s basketball club) for her first overseas season.
Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor
Carter played for Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor in Elazig, Turkey, which is a 12-hour drive from Istanbul. During the tenure, Carter has an average of 16 points a night.
“I just knew to make money—and to provide for myself and my family—coming out of school; it was something I would have to do. I was prepared for it, and I just got off the phone with my agent. He was checking to see if my mental health was good and that I’m OK. I was like, Yeah, I’m doing the best I can.”
Chennedy Carter | Playing Style and Achievements
Carter is a gifted player, the smoothest scorer you can’t take your eyes off. Indeed, she has the skills, the smooth transition, quick movements, and the perfect grip on the ball.
As we are familiar with the athlete, she features in the Atlanta Dreams as a shooting guard in jersey number 3.
Some of her career highlights and achievements are highlighted below.
- First Aggie as All-American in first three years of her career
- First Player in program history to be selected to the All-SEC First Team in first three years of career
- Highest-ranked women’s basketball player to sign with Texas A&M out of high school
- Three-time First Team All-SEC selection
- 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship For Women (Gold)
- 2017 FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup (Silver)
- No. 6 players in 2017 (by espnW HoopGurlz)
- Unanimous National Freshman of the Year in 2017-18
- USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2018)
- 2019 Pan American Games (Silver)
- WNBA All-Rookie Team (2020)
As a young aspiring player, Chennedy Carter makes enough to lead herself a lavish life.
To elaborate, her net worth is between $1million to $5 million, while she has an average annual salary of $130,000.
Chennedy Carter | Personal Life
Whenever you are exposed to fame and popularity, criticisms and hatred are bound to occur. Not everyone can be pleased, and not everyone should be pleased! Actually, this is what’s happening with Carter.
Chennedy Carter is a young lady with confidence and talent; however, there are a few mistakes made.
Often you can hear her rumors spreading that she is cocky or a ball hog. Indeed, she is aggressive and heartless, but she goes against her opponents’ cause, so why not?
Additionally, her confidence is spectacular. However, as an athlete, she is a lioness, the one that goes down, licks its wound, and gets back up again with the same level of confidence.
As you hear her more, the more you realize she is all about her personal growth.
Boyfriend and Social Media
Apart from her basketball love, you won’t hear any other form of love from her.
Having said this, yes, Carter is a single lady and doesn’t have any dating history as we know of. Apparently, she hasn’t been indulged in any scandals and controversies.
Almost as focused she is with her games, she leads her life happily and passionately. You can follow her through her social media pages as listed below; however, she isn’t an active social site user.
“I may say a couple of things here and there and post, but I see it. I just continue to play hard and go about my day.”
Well, Chennedy Carter is an avid lover of video games apart from her basketball love. Her favorite video game is PS4!
Among all the fun, some of the few she plays are Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto but, NBA 2K is her all-time favorite.
Her character in the game is named “Chennedy Carter,” who is a shifty guard.
“My player in 2K was sort of like peak Allen Iverson. I remember when I was six or seven years old, I stumbled across a video on YouTube of A.I. crossing up Michael Jordan. And, man … I was sold. I wanted to be like A.I.”
Similar to many of us, Chennedy Carter is a big movie person and loves the horror genre. It’s quite cool that her likes are so simple, and she is happy with the “Netflix & Chill.”
“I’m such a movie person. I like all scary movies, and I used to go to the movie theater-like every Friday. That’s me. I’m chill. I don’t really need too much to keep me company. My [PlayStation 4] game system, my Netflix, and my Hulu, and I’m good.”
Chennedy Carter | FAQs
Is Chennedy Carter related to Lil Wayne?
Actually, Chennedy Carter is not related to the rapper Lil Wayne. However, Wayne is Carter’s favorite rapper, and he had tweeted about his excitement to see Carter in the Atlanta Dreams.
What is Chennedy Carter’s relaxation technique before a game?
Chennedy Carter doesn’t work out before a game; she is either taking a nap or with her music to relax.