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Raymond Felton
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Charlotte Bobcats  – No. 20
Point guard
Born June 26, 1984 (1984-06-26) (age 25)
Marion, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
League NBA
High school Latta High School
Latta, South Carolina
College North Carolina
Draft first round, 5th pick, 2005
Charlotte Bobcats
Pro career 2005–present
Awards 2002 Naismith Prep Player of the Year
Profile Info Page

Raymond Bernard Felton Jr. (born June 26, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently is a member of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA.

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High school career

Felton began his basketball career at Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina. There he led his high school to two state championships and a career record of 104–9. In the process, he set state scoring records with 2,992 points and 117 3 pointers.

Felton won the South Carolina Mr. Basketball award as both a junior and senior, and was named Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2002. He was MVP of the 2002 Roundball Classic at the United Center in Chicago, and was named to the 2002 McDonald's All-American Team. Felton played in the McDonald's All-American game with two future Tar Heel teammates, Sean May and Rashad McCants.

College career

In his freshman year, he was voted Carolina Player of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Week three times. He had 236 assists, and averaged 12.0 points a game. During his sophomore year, he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, had 213 assists, and led the Tar Heels in steals (63) and free throw percentage (81%) while averaging 11.5 points per game.

In his third and final season at North Carolina, Felton led the Tar Heels along with fellow juniors Rashad McCants and Sean May and freshman Marvin Williams to the 2005 National Championship over the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on April 4, 2005 in St. Louis. This was the fourth men's basketball championship in UNC's history (1957, 1982, 1993, 2005). Felton hit a key three-pointer over Deron Williams to break a 65–65 tie late in the game, and then came up with a crucial steal in the final seconds when Illinois had a chance to either tie the game or take the lead. His two free throws after the steal provided the final scoring in the game.

Felton averaged 12.9 points and 6.9 assists per game during his junior season and showed a much-improved shooting touch. He was voted to the All-ACC First Team that season in recognition of his efforts. Felton also won the Bob Cousy Award that honors the best collegiate point guard.[1]

Professional career

Felton was selected 5th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He wears jersey No. 20 as a professional, the same number he wore in high school for the Latta Vikings.

During the 2009 offseason, Felton was a restricted free agent. However, he did not sign a contract offer with another team and returned to Bobcats for one more season after signing the qualifying offer on September 23, 2009.[2]

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NBA career statistics

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 season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Charlotte 80 54 30.1 .391 .358 .725 3.3 5.6 1.3 .1 11.9
2006–07 Charlotte 78 75 36.3 .384 .330 .797 3.4 7.0 1.5 .1 14.0
2007–08 Charlotte 79 79 37.6 .413 .280 .800 3.0 7.4 1.2 .2 14.4
2008–09 Charlotte 82 81 37.6 .408 .285 .805 3.8 6.7 1.5 .4 14.2
Career 319 289 35.4 .399 .318 .785 3.4 6.7 1.4 .1 13.6

Awards

  • All-NBA Rookie Second Team 2005–06
  • No. 2 jersey is honored in the rafters of the Dean Dome at UNC
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team: 2005
  • Associated Press Men's Basketball Third Team: 2004–05
  • First Team All-ACC: 2004–05
  • Voted Carolina's Most Valuable Player: 2002–03, 2004–05 (Shared with Sean May)
  • Winner of Bob Cousy Award: 2005
  • First Team All-ACC: 2004–05
  • Third Team All-ACC: 2002–03, 2003–04
  • First Team All-ACC Tournament: 2003
  • ACC All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention: 2004–05
  • ACC All-Freshmen Team: 2002–03
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year: 2002

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