Robert Carter Jr. reportedly turned down chance to be drafted by teams that wanted to send him to Europe

Former Maryland forward Robert Carter Jr. turned down a chance to be drafted in the second round by two different teams that wanted to send him to Europe for more seasoning, according to a report.

Carter's agent told CSNMid-Atlantic that the Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets both wanted to take Carter and send him to play overseas, but Carter opted to take his chances as a free agent with another team.


Carter ultimately signed a free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors and will play with their summer-league team in Las Vegas next month.

The Hawks had two second-round picks, taking French point guard Isaia Cordinier, 20, at No. 44 and trading Oakland point guard Kay Felder at No. 54 to the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers.


The Nuggets also had two second-round picks, choosing French power forward Petr Cornelie, 20, at No. 53 and giving No. 56 to the Oklahoma City Thunder who chose Connecticut small forward Daniel Hamilton.

Two of Carter's former teammates at Maryland were chosen in the second round.

Diamond Stone, who like Carter opted to forgo his remaining eligibility and sign with an agent, went No. 40 to the New Orleans Hornets and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jake Layman, the first Terp to play all four years under Mark Turgeon, was picked No. 47 by the Orlando Magic and was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Carter averaged 12.3 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds in his only season with Maryland after transferring after his sophomore year from Georgia Tech.