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Sampson Carter - SF/PF, 6'8, 220
Signed in Asia - Signed with Alab in the Philippines
       Date of birth: 09/11/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Massachusetts
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

16th August, 2014 Slovakia Signed a one year contract with BC Prievidza.
16th September, 2014 Slovakia Released by Prievidza.
2nd October, 2014 Portugal Signed a one year contract with CAB Madeira.
15th November, 2014 Portugal Released by CAB Madiera.
20th February, 2015 Dominican Republic Signed a one season contract with Pepines.
5th March, 2015 Dominican Republic Released by Pepines.
19th March, 2015 Dominican Republic Signed a one season contract with Club Virgilio Castillo.
25th March, 2015 Dominican Republic Left Club Virgilio Castillo.
27th March, 2015 Central Basketball Association Signed a one season contract with Mississippi Eagles.
6th October, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
24th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Memphis.
31st October, 2015 D-League Drafted 90th overall in the 2015 D-League Draft by Canton Charge.
11th November, 2015 D-League Waived by Canton Charge.
7th March, 2016 Mexico Signed a one season contract with Cuilacan.
6th April, 2016 Mexico Released by Cuilacan.
28th December, 2016 Philippines Signed for the duration of the ASEAN League with Alab Philipinas.
When: Where:
2009 - 2014 Massachusetts (NCAA)
August 2014 - September 2014 Prievidza (Slovakia)
October 2014 - November 2014 CAB Madeira (Portugal)
February 2015 - March 2015 Pepines (Dominican Republic)
March 2015 Virgilio Castilio (Dominican Republic)
March 2015 - June 2015 Mississippi Eagles (Central Basketball Association)
October 2015 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
October 2015 - November 2015 Canton Charge (D-League)
March 2016 - April 2016 Cuilacan (Mexico, CIBACOPA)
December 2016 - present Alab (Philippines)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 3: NCAA Small Forwards

Impromptu guard of honour, a concept American sports ought adopt.

Sampson Carter, Massachusetts, Senior, 6'8 220lbs

2013/14 stats: 27.9 mpg, 10.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.4 bpg, 1.8 TOpg, 2.3 fpg, 41.5% FG, 35.0% 3PT, 70.2% FT

Carter is a late bloomer who did not bloom all that spectacularly, but who did round into a useful contributor as an upper classman. Even then, however, he never quite found what he was best at, standing a very long and intriguing 6'8 with decent athleticism to boot but with underdeveloped skills that left the Minutemen always wanting more.

One area of Sampson's game that did develop throughout his career was the spot-up three point shot. Not to any great heights, of course - 35% is decent but not eye-catching, especially on this list, and on a sample size of only three attempts per game, it is an outlier until otherwise. It is however a marked improvement on the 21.4%, 13.8& and 19.5% of his first three seasons - going from a non-shooter to a passable shooter gave Carter some semblance of a consistent role in the Chaz Williams-driven halfcourt offense, at least.

Even with the improvement in the spot-up three, however, it would be a great leap to call Carter a shooter. He cannot shoot off of the dribble, for one, and there is no mid-range shot of note to speak of. He also does not do much work to get open in the way that a spot-up shooter ought, and his attempts are more opportunistic than designed.

Beyond the occasional wing spot-up shot, Carter's offense is largely limited to transition opportunities and dunks. There is the occasional drive from the arc, fuelled by a long stride, but there is no post-up play to speak of, and in being so slender, Carter is readily bumped off both the spot and the shot. For this reason, Carter avoids contact, which is also a problem defensively. A finesse player with limited handle and without elite athleticism is quite the enigma.

What is left, then, is a perimeter player still with questions about his shot, but who cannot throw an entry pass, drive the lane, or handle slashers on the defensive end. Carter would be an intriguing sophomore, but five years in, quite a bit more growth is needed.

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