April 15, 2011
[...] Backing up at guard are veteran Russian point guard Petr Samolyenko (a defensive specialist who is almost no threat to score, and who has a mullet) and even more veteran Russian shooting guard Zakhar Pashutin (a journeyman shooter). On the wings, naturalised Russian Kelly McCarty may have turned 35, but he's far from done yet. McCarty's three point stroke, normally a calling card of his in his later career, has decided to take the year off; nonetheless, there's enough athleticism, guile, finishing and mid-range shooting to see him record 12.4 points in 25 minutes per game, alongside 3.7 rebounds and his usual defense. And besides, it's not as though he's shooting Samolyenko-badly, as he's hitting 35% from three across all competitions, and hitting 40% in Eurocup play.
April 8, 2010
- Kelly McCarty
One time Nugget and former Miss USA Kelly McCarty is now a Russian international playing in Russia. McCarty is playing his fourth consecutive season with Khimky, and even aged 34 he is a quality Euroleague performer, averaging 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds and shooting 43% from three point range there. He averages a further 13/6 in the Russian league, alongside 11/6 in the VTB United League. Not bad.
McCarty's NBA career started and ended back in 1999, and lasted all of two games. He put up a PER of 31.7 in that time. Also not bad.