Illinois-Chicago Basketball

Tallest Flame in Chicago: Paul Carter Ready to Lead UIC Flames.

Mike PendletonCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

The name Paul Carter might ring a bell. The 6'8" 202 pound small forward used to play at Minnesota for the Golden Gophers but now due to family health issues, Carter made the move to Chicago and will play for the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Flames.

What more can attest to man with good values than one who comes home to be closer to his family who is going through some rough times right now. While you may remember Carter from the times you've seen him on TV, you should remember him for making a grown man's decision.

A relative of Paul's has been diagnosed with cancer, and out of respect to the Carter family, I will not release who. Most of you may not have known that and while UIC may not get as much coverage as Minnesota does, Paul doesn't care about that. 

This grown man mentality also transfers over to his game, which has made Paul Carter a very versatile player, who is a small forward with guard mentality.

Carter states his motivation is just the blessing to be able to play at such a high level. Faith in God has brought him through life's struggles and he knows that he wouldn't be in the place he is, a strong young man with blessed athletic talent, if it wasn't for his faith.

Paul Carter didn't transfer to a smaller school, he transferred to a bigger and more important situation because that is who he is. While he attends UIC, he'll make sure you remember the name. He's one big prize for the UIC Flames.

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