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Who is Chennedy Carter? Drawing attention after the Caitlin Clark debacle, know more about the Allen Iverson-inspired WNBA star

The WNBA star Chennedy Carter attracted a lot of attention after her recent fiasco with Caitlin Clark. The basketball association put forward their arguments and took sides. Carter had even pushed Clark, causing him to fall to the ground. Although she was given a straight foul, the WNBA upgraded it to a flagrant foul of 1 to punish her for her behavior.

But not much is known about her life. It would come as a surprise that Carter found her early inspiration in the NBA veteran Allen Iverson. Her journey was marked by sparks of brilliance and with the occasional setback that followed due to her temperament.

Chennedy Carter’s Early Years

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Carter was born Broderick Carter And Shonda Perkins on November 14, 1998 in Fort Worth, Texas. Since her childhood she was inspired by Allen Iverson whose style she copied. Carter also found inspiration from her second cousin Jia Perkins who also retired as a WNBA athlete.

All of this led her to play for Mansfield High School in Texas, where her team had a terrible record of 2-23. She then switched to Timberview High School, but did not represent the team during her sophomore year. However, it was in her freshman year that Carter showed exemplary skills.

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She averaged 20.4 points per game with 4.5 rebounds per game and an equal number of assists per outing. She also took her team to second place in the Texas 5A state.

Carter then followed her high school performances by accepting a college offer from the Texas A&M team. A shining moment that marked her arrival was when she basketed 34 points in a blowout loss to Team USA in 2019. This cemented her place in the team and also set the stage for the years to come.

Chennedy Carter’s controversial WNBA career

After a stellar college career, Carter was drafted by the Atlanta Dream as the fourth overall pick. However, she was unable to achieve the same success she had in college. Combined with a rebellious attitude, Carter failed to mark her presence in the big league.

In 2021, Carter was cut by the Atlanta Dream. The incident happened when Carter became involved in an altercation with his teammate Courtney Williams. Carter didn’t get much playing time, which she told Williams when he asked her to contribute more from the bench.

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The fiasco between the two escalated so much that Carter did not return to play a match for the Dream because she was suspended. She was then traded to the Los Angeles Sparks in 2022.

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But her bad luck continued even with the Sparks as she was still benched “bad behavior.” After the Sparks fired their head coach Derek Fisher, the interim coach Fred Williams Carter didn’t play four games. Overall, Carter averaged just 8.9 points per game with the Sparks. And then found a home in the sky.

Her journey with the Sky was going great and without controversy when she suddenly insulted Clark and she has been trending on social media ever since. Hopefully, Carter will take note of the past and come to herself before taking the next step.

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