Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. is an American professional basketball player and a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Felton played his high school basketball at Latta High School in Latta, South Carolina. He was named South Carolina Mr. Basketball in both his junior and senior years. He helped the team to a career-record of 104-9 and to two state championships. In 2002, Felton was named Naismith Prep Player of the Year and MVP of the 2002 Roundball Classic at the United Center in Chicago.
Felton decided to play his college basketball for the University of North Carolina. In his freshman year, he averaged 12 points per game and had 236 assists for the season. In his third and final year, he led the Tar Heels to the 2005 National Championship and UNC’s fifth championship. In his junior year, he averaged 12.9 points and 6.9 assists per game and was named to the All-ACC First Team. He also won the Bob Cousy Award that honors the best collegiate point guard of that season.
Felton was drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He averaged 11.9 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game in his rookie season, recording 13 double-doubles, and was voted to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Felton improved as a sophomore, putting up 14.4 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. In the 2010 NBA playoffs, Felton averaged 11.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as the Bobcats got swept out of the playoffs.
In 2010, Felton agreed to a contract with the New York Knicks. The 2010-11 season with the Knicks was Felton's best season of his career, averaging 15.5 points and 8.6 assists per game. In 2011, Felton was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three-way deal which involved the Minnesota Timberwolves and Carmelo being traded to the Knicks. At the 2011 NBA draft, Felton was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
In 2012, Felton signed a three-year, $10 million extension with the Knicks, thus returning back to New York for a second stint. In 2014, Felton was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. In 2016, he signed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2017, Felton signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder and re-signed back with them in 2018.