DATE CHANGE: TEAM STRONG TRY -OUTS (7&8TH) MON- FEB 20TH 6PM-8PM (5&6TH) TUES- FEB 21ST 6PM-8PM ATHENS YMCA

About Carlos Strong

About Carlos Strong
My name is Carlos Strong and I’m a native of Athens, Georgia. I played college basketball at the University of Georgia from 1992 until 1996. Following my time at UGA I was blessed to play professionally (NBA & Internationally) for 12 years.

There has never been a more decorated basketball player to come out of Athens than Carlos Strong. As a stalwart of the Cedar Shoals team, he (along with teammate Terrell Bell) was one of the most sought after players in local prep history.

Just about every major college came knocking on the 6 foot 8 inch tall power forward’s door. Eventually Carlos signed with the University of Georgia and led the Bulldogs to post-season tournaments under Hugh Durham.

One of the few McDonalds All-Americans, Carlos played professionally for many years in the NBA and in Europe. Recently, Carlos Strong was inducted into the Athens Hall of Fame.

Determined to give back to his community, Carlos lives in Athens and has launched his own unique style of basketball training for Athens area youth.

Carlos Strong Career Highlights

Inducted into the ATHENS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME in 2012

High School Highlights

  • 89-92 CEDARSHOALS HIGHSCHOOL
  • 91/92 RANKED TOP 5 SENIOR IN THE STATE OF GA
  • 91/92 RANKED BY BOB GIVENS AS TOP 5 SENIOR PROSPECTS IN THE NATION
  • 92 KFC SPONSORED ALLSTAR GAME (ALBANY GA)
  • 92 SELECTED TO MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN TEAM
  • 92 MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN SLAM DUNK CHAMPION
  • 92 GA NORTH VS SOUTH SENIOR ALLSTAR GAME
  • 92 GA VS TENN ALL STAR GAME

College Highlights

  • 93/96 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
  • ALL SEC FRESHMAN TEAM AP 3RD TEAM
  • JR. OLYMPIC TEAM AS FRESHMAN
  • STARTED EVERY GAME OF CAREER
  • 8TH ON THE UGA ALL TIME REBOUDING LIST (739) REB
  • 12TH ON THE UGA ALL TIME SCORING LIST (1414) POINTS
  • SWEETSIXTEEN APPERANCE AS A SENIOR (TUBBY SMITH COACH)

Professional Hightlights

  • NBA
  • ~CHARLOTTE HORNETS
  • ~DALLAS MAVS
  • USBL
  • ~FLORENCE SC
  • ~KANSAS CITY
  • EUROPEAN
  • ~ITALY
  • ~FRANCE
  • ~SPAIN
  • ~GERMANY
  • ~POLAND
  • SOUTH AMERICAN
  • ~ARGENTINA
  • ~PHILLIPINES
  • ~VENNUEZELLA
  • ~PUERTO RICO
  • CONTINENTAL
  • ~ROCKFORD ILL
  • ~SIOUX FALLS SD
  • ~BISMARK ND
  • ~BOISE IDAHO
  • ABA
  • ~MEMPHIS TENN
Share this article with friends