Former ODU basketball player Keyon Carter

Former ODU basketball player Keyon Carter led Dinamo Tblisi to its league championship. (OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY / July 3, 2014)

Former Old Dominion basketball super-sub Keyon Carter, 26, helped Dinamo Tblisi to this year's league championship in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

Averaging 26.3 minutes per game in his third season with Dinamo, the versatile, 6-foot-8 Carter shot 55.8 percent from the field (159-of-285, including 6-of-16 from beyond the arc), hit 62.5 percent of his free throws (47-of-75), grabbed 8.8 rebounds per game and averaged 1.3 assists per contest.

In the game that decided the championship in May, Dinamo beat Kutaisi 91-58 as Carter shot 7-for-11, scored 18 points and hauled in six rebounds. As a rookie in 2012, Carter averaged 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds.

Carter, highly respected around the Monarchs' program, came to ODU from Dwyer High in Riviera Beach, Fla. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 19.3 minutes per game in his 127-game ODU career, shooting 43.6 percent from the field -- including 33.3 percent from 3-point range-- and 67.5 percent on free throws.

In his last two years on the team, ODU won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and went to the NCAA tournament.

After finishing his ODU career in 2011, Carter –- via a church group in Norfolk -- visited the poverty-stricken African nation of Malawi for more than two weeks, providing toothbrushes, T-shirts and basketball instruction.

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