DeMarre Carroll

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DeMarre Carroll
No. 5 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-07-27) July 27, 1986 (age 28)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school John Carroll Catholic
(Birmingham, Alabama)
College Vanderbilt (2004–2006)
Missouri (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
20092011 Memphis Grizzlies
2010–2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2011 Houston Rockets
2011–2012 Denver Nuggets
20122013 Utah Jazz
2013–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2009)
Stats at NBA.com

DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was drafted 27th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft. Carroll formerly played for the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University. He is the nephew of former Missouri and current Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson.[1]

High school career[edit]

A former standout at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, he teamed with Alabama point guard Ronald Steele to lead the Cavaliers to back-to-back Alabama Class 6A state titles. He earned first team All-State, All-Area, All-Region, All-District and All-Metro recognition as a junior and senior and helped JCCHS to a combined 67-3 mark his final two seasons, culminating in those consecutive state crowns. He averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior for John Carroll's undefeated 36-0 state championship squad, before recording averages of 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds as a senior en route to the team's 31-3 championship season. He capped his prep career by scoring a game-high 27 points in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and was named MVP of the 2004 Alabama Class 6A State Tournament.

College career[edit]

After a successful sophomore year at Vanderbilt, he surprised the team when he decided to transfer to Missouri in 2006 to play for his uncle Mike Anderson. Carroll led Missouri to the Elite Eight (national quarterfinals) of the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament during his senior year. He was nicknamed the "Junkyard Dog" because of his toughness and relentless play.[2]

Health issues[edit]

When Carroll came to Missouri, he complained of itchy legs, and was convinced that he was suffering from an allergy. After he was examined by several specialists, they came up with a considerably more serious diagnosis—liver disease. It was ultimately determined that Carroll would possibly need a liver transplant, but not for at least 20 years after his diagnosis and most likely after the end of any potential professional basketball career. His illness was revealed several weeks before the 2009 NBA Draft.[3] At 1:30 a.m. on July 5, 2007, Carroll was shot in the ankle during a domestic dispute at a nightclub in Columbia, Missouri.[1]

NBA career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

Carroll was apparently able to satisfy teams' concerns about his health issues, as he was drafted in the first round, 27th overall, by the Memphis Grizzlies.[4] He has played primarily off the bench during his tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies. On December 14, 2010, he was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League.[5] He was recalled on January 5, 2011.

Houston Rockets[edit]

On February 24, 2011, Carroll was traded with Hasheem Thabeet to the Houston Rockets for Shane Battier.[6] On April 11, 2011, he was waived by the Rockets.

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On December 12, 2011, the Denver Nuggets made Carroll a nonguaranteed training camp invitee. He appeared in four games with the Nuggets during the 2011-12 regular season before being waived on February 4, 2012.[7]

Utah Jazz[edit]

On February 8, 2012, Carroll signed with the Utah Jazz.[8]

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

On August 3, 2013, Carroll signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[9]

On February 22, 2014, Carroll recorded a career high 24 points, along with 6 rebounds and 2 steals, in a 107-98 win over the New York Knicks.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Memphis 71 1 11.2 .396 .000 .623 2.1 .5 .4 .1 2.9
2010–11 Memphis 7 0 5.6 .444 .000 1.000 1.1 .3 .1 .1 1.4
2010–11 Houston 5 0 2.2 .000 .000 .000 .0 .4 .0 .0 .0
2011–12 Denver 4 0 5.3 1.000 .000 .000 .8 .8 .0 .0 3.0
2011–12 Utah 20 9 16.4 .374 .368 .875 2.5 .8 .6 .1 4.8
2012–13 Utah 66 12 16.8 .460 .286 .765 2.8 .9 .9 .4 6.0
2013–14 Atlanta 73 73 32.1 .470 .362 .773 5.5 1.8 1.5 .3 11.1
Career 246 95 18.9 .449 .342 .752 3.3 1.0 .8 .2 6.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 4 0 18.3 .474 .200 .000 3.8 .8 .5 .3 4.8
2014 Atlanta 7 7 35.1 .469 .409 .636 4.9 1.6 .7 .4 8.9
Career 11 7 29.0 .471 .370 .636 4.5 1.3 .6 .4 7.4

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carroll shot in ankle following nightclub disturbance
  2. ^ DeMarre Carroll bio. mutigers.com
  3. ^ Associated Press (2009-06-13). "Former Missouri Star Says Liver Disease Won’t Stop Him". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  4. ^ Tillery, Ronald (June 26, 2009). - "We got Thabeet -- Griz believe UConn star will give them needed defensive spark". - The Commercial Appeal.
  5. ^ Grizzlies send Carroll to NBDL Dakota Wizards
  6. ^ Grizzlies Recall
  7. ^ Nuggets Waive DeMarre Carroll
  8. ^ Jazz Agrees to Terms with Free-Agent Forward DeMarre Carroll
  9. ^ "HAWKS SIGN FORWARD DEMARRE CARROLL". NBA.com. August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Notebook: Hawks 107, Knicks 98

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