Khadeen Carrington joined Hapoel Jerusalem for the 2022/23 season after having featured for Dijon last year while the 26-year old has also played in Germany, Belgium, Spain and Montenegro.
The guard was born in Trinidad and Tobago where his father was Reynold was a player of the National Football Team during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Carrington played his college ball at Seton Hall where he scored 14 points, dished grabbed 3.1 rebounds and dished out 2.9 assists in 31 minutes per game.
Last season, Carrington began the year with Real Betis but moved to Dijon less than a month into the season and averaged 13.7 points, 2.3 boards and 3.2 assists in the LNB while he checked in with 12.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 helpers in Basketball Champions League play.
Upon his arrival in the Holy Land Carrington said, “I am excepting a big year. I have followed Hapoel for a number of years and I know that this is a club with a terrific culture. I have seen who is signed and I hope we will be going to a have huge season and that everyone will come together as to what the club is trying to build. On a personal level I play hard and I give everything for the team’s success.”
To learn more about the Reds new guard, The Sports Rabbi Spoke to a number of Carrington’s former teammates to see what the Jerusalem fans can look forward to:
Seton Hall Teammates:
Haralds Karlis: He has adapted to European basketball very well. Deeno is a heck of a player. Left handed guards are always hard to defend. Plus add his athleticism! I remember Deeno as a hard working talented kid. Hope he will get his game to the next level at Hapoel Jerusalem!
Sterling Gibbs: He’s a really good player that can create his own shot as well as finish at the rim. Great one on one player and can play really well with uptempo offense. He’s a perfect fit for Jerusalem in my opinion from the way that I saw them play with Jalen Adams and Retin Obasohan last season. He’ll help them and should shine in the Winner League and Champions League.
Shavar Reynolds: Khadeen is just a good person, he doesn’t say much. He stays in his own lane. He just has a great vibe and energy. I appreciate him even more so because when I asked him for guidance about playing overseas as soon as he got some time he gave me a call! My respect and appreciation for Khadeen is very high and I wish him nothing but the best and many blessings for him and the rest of his career!
Brandon Mobley: Khadeen is a true hard worker and someone who’s fun to be around. He works really hard and was really fun to be around off the court.
Derrick Gordon: Khadeen is a great teammate and a great friend off the court. He’s the type of teammates I always enjoyed playing with because he’s going to give you 100% every time he is on the court. He’s all about winning and doing whatever it takes to win.
Limburg Teammate Paul Carter: Khadeen is an excellent player and person! He’s a great young talent who keeps getting better! He’s one of the best point guards I’ve played with. Hapoel Jerusalem made a great choice in choosing him!
Real Betis teammate Vitto Brown: Top level scorer who can score inside the paint, mid range and 3 pointers with high efficiency. A person you’d rather play with than against. Great teammate that gets along with everyone too.
Dijon Teammate Gavin Ware: Khadeen is a well rounded individual and he definitely brings that New York style of play to any team he’s on. Good IQ when it comes to running the point and getting people on position. But I think he’s in love with the two position and it shows with his 3pt shooting percentage and performances during his at Dijon. Off the court, he is a great lockerroom guy, very optimistic and goofy. Loves to communicate and explain things. Overall awesome guy.