Kelly McCarty, Unics part ways

Feb 18, 2013 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Kelly McCarty, Unics part ways
Kelly McCarty lifts the Eurocup trophyAs announced by the Russian club on Monday, shooting guard Kelly McCarty and Unics Kazan reached an agreement to terminate the player's contract. McCarty (2.01 meters, 38 years old) was in his third season with Unics after having arrived there in the summer of 2010, the season in which he led the team to the Eurocup title in Treviso. The following season Unics had its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague participation, reaching the Playoffs in its first year. This season, McCarty could only make three Eurocup appearances due to injuries and averaged only 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds.

McCarty is a name that goes hand in hand with the Eurocup competition. He first played it when it was called ULEB Cup with Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel in the 2003-04 season, as the club became champ of the competition and McCarty was chosen MVP of the final. After that season, he moved to Russia, a country he has not left until now, to play with Dynamo St. Petersburg. After two seasons there, winning the 2005 FIBA Europe League, he joined BC Khimki Moscow Region in 2006. He spent four seasons in Khimki before joining Unics. He was also a member of the 2010-11 All-Eurocup second team. McCarty leaves the team to go to the United States to treat his long injury one week after Unics qualified for the Eurocup Quarterfinals this season.

McCarty ranks third both in all time accumulated index rating and scoring in the Eurocup (1043 and 922 respectively), fourth in games started (63) and sixth in minutes played (1941).