Update: Chennedy Carter was chosen as the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. She was selected by the Atlanta Dream.
When Coach Kit Martin first saw Chennedy Carter handle the basketball on the courts of Timberview High School, she knew she was witnessing a special student-athlete.
“I feel like she was born to play this game,” said Martin, head coach of the girls basketball program. “She is a natural in every way. She has tremendous instincts. And on top of that, she has incredible athleticism and skills that she’s worked to develop that are just at another level.”
Carter crushed records at Timberview High School and helped lead the team to two state championship games.
Later at Texas A&M University, the three-time All-American set a school record for most points scored in a game and ranks second in scoring in program history in just three seasons at the college.
Carter decided to forego her final season of college play and declare for the WNBA.
“She’s predicted to be a lottery pick, which means she'll be one through five; and there's been a lot of excitement and conversation about where she'll go,” Martin explained.
The coach said Carter is an outstanding person on and off the court, and she is proud that the Timberview High School athletics program has been able to produce notable top athletes.
“This is a very elite level that this particular group, and Chenedy, will be a part of,” Martin continued. “We’ve had people excel at the collegiate and professional level, and I’m honored that I was able to be a part of that.”
The 2020 WNBA Draft airs on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. CST on ESPN. Martin said she will be watching it and getting ready to congratulate Carter for being drafted into the league.