Carson in 2017
|Born||August 31, 1992|
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Mesa (Mesa, Arizona)|
|College||Arizona State (2012–2014)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jahii Carson (born August 31, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Koroivos of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for Arizona State University where he was co-freshman of the year in the Pac-12 Conference in 2013 and was considered one of the top returning college players for the 2013–14 season.
High school career
Carson played high school basketball at Mesa High School in Mesa, Arizona. As a senior, he set the school records for points (32.2) and assists per game (6.6). At the close of the season, he was named a second-team Parade All-American.
Carson chose to play for coach Herb Sendek at Arizona State. However, he was declared academically ineligible for the 2011–12 season. As a redshirt freshman the following season, Carson averaged 18.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. He was named the Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year with UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and a first team All-Pac-12 selection. He was again named first team All-Pac-12 the following season.
On April 16, 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.
At the NBA Pre-Draft Combine in May 2014, Carson recorded the equal-best maximum vertical leap from the 59 draft prospects, and historically his measured leaping ability ranked tied 8th all-time for NBA draft hopefuls.
After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Carson joined the Houston Rockets for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 21, 2014, he signed with the Wollongong Hawks for the 2014–15 NBL season. It was a dismal season for the Hawks as they finished last on the ladder with a 6-22 record. In 27 games, Carson averaged 14.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Carson is the son of Jonathan and Vanae Carson.
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