Look for Daytona Beach Mainland grad Vince Carter to become the all-time leading NBA scorer from a Florida high school when his Phoenix Suns play at New Orleans on Friday night. He needs eight points to surpass a standard set by Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson product Mitch Richmond.
Carter, who started the season with Orlando, has 20,491 regular season points in 13 NBA seasons, an average of 22.2 per game. Richmond scored 20,497 in 14 NBA seasons (1988-2002).
Those numbers don't count playoff points. Carter would already be the leader if you add in his 1,303 playoff points. Richmond had 449.
Carter, a seven-time all-star game participant, is averaging 13.8 points for Phoenix and 14.2 points for the season counting his 22 games with the Magic. He had 23 in a loss at Chicago on Tuesday and 12 in a Wednesday win at Minnesota.
Vince Carter poised to be Florida's No. 1 NBA career scorer
Orlando Sentinel | Apr 8