Bench Profiles: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Carrick Felix



Lemme tell you. Beyond having a fantastic name, Carrick Felix is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He played in high school and was very good. He is a 6’6″ shooting guard and averaged 13.2 RPG. That’s impressive for anyone who doesn’t know sports.

I don’t know what happened, but he wasn’t offered any scholarships to Division 1 schools, so he went to a community college for two years to play basketball really well there. (Wait, a community college? Probably went just like this #sixseasonsandamovie). After being good there, he went to Arizona State University, where he played 3 years. In his senior season, he led his team in rebounding, with 8.1 RPB, while scoring 14.6 PPG. I think that’s really impressive; and the PAC-12 thought so too, voting him onto the All-Pac-12 Second and All-Pac-12 Defensive Teams. Also, he’s a bit of a smartie pants, earning a masters degree in liberal arts and sciences and the honour of “Pac-12 Scholar of the Year”. Genuinely, I did not know they awarded athletes for academics–this skews my entire perception of the NCAA.

He was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft, 33rd overall. As of writing this, he has played a grand total of 15 minutes of NBA basketball and holds averages of 1.3 PPG, 0.7 PRG, and 0.3 APG. However, he is shooting 100% from the free-throw line, making all two of his attempts. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

What does social media tell us about Carrick Felix, the cat?

Well, first off he hates the gastrointestinal unpleasantness that happens from eating a sulfur-rich diet (eggs, meat, or broccoli). Science Saturdays, ftw.

 Ugh, I know how you feel Carrick! Farts can be so embarrassing sometimes!

Well, that’s pretty much everything about Carrick. He’s a 6’6″ shooting guard rookie who plays very little and hates farts. Come back next week when I profile the 15th man of the Dallas Mavericks!

Have a great week, beautiful people!

Post Script: Here’s Carrick playing well in college.

Nice. Bullseye.

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