McCarty has become a citizen of Russia28 september 2007

The BC Khimki forward born in USA has acquired Russia’s citizenship by the edict №1236 signed by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The player will no longer be considered a foreigner in Russian Superleague and has the right to play for the Russian national side.

-I haven't got the passport yet so I can't be called a citizen," said McCarty to the sportsdaily Sport-Express. — I think that the Russian citizenship will affect on my playing time. About Russian National team…I have no passport, so there is nothing I can talk about with the national side head coach David Blatt. But congratulated him on taking the European title with the side though.