Men's Basketball

Raphael Carter Joins Oakland Basketball

Raphael Carter will wear No. 21 for the Golden Grizzlies.

Raphael Carter will wear No. 21 for the Golden Grizzlies.

Oct. 9, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Raphael Carter is the newest addition to the Oakland men's basketball team, announced by head coach Greg Kampe. Carter, a 6-foot-9 inch forward from Columbus, Ohio, was rated No. 66 of all junior college players and led Diablo Community College to a Big 8 Conference title.

"We are excited to get Raphael (Carter), because he fills a void that we have," said Kampe. "For us to get a player with his potential this late doesn't typically happen. He's athletic, can finish strong at the rim, and plays above the rim. We expect him to be a strong rebounder in The Summit League."

A McDonald's All-American Top 24 Award recipient in high school, Carter attended Olentangy High School where he earned all-state and all-district accolades. He went on to Diablo CC where he was named all-state honorable mention and all-league. Carter averaged 6.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots per game as a sophomore.

Carter and the Golden Grizzlies will open practice this Friday, Oct. 12th from 5-7 p.m. The Madnezz will follow at 9 p.m. with tons of giveaways and performances for fans to enjoy.

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