Raymond Bernard Felton Jr.
(born June 26, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina
) is an American professional basketball
player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers
of the National Basketball Association
(NBA). He previously played for the Charlotte Bobcats
, the New York Knicks
and the Denver Nuggets
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
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
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