Matt Carroll (basketball)
Carroll with the Mavericks in 2009
August 28, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|College||Notre Dame (1999–2003)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Undrafted|
|Number||31, 3, 13, 33|
|2003–2004||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2004||Roanoke Dazzle (D-League)|
|2004||San Antonio Spurs|
|2004–2005||Roanoke Dazzle (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||3,013 (6.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||863 (1.9 rpg)|
|Assists||313 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Matthew John "Matt" Carroll (born August 28, 1980) is a former American professional basketball player.
Carroll is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 212 lb (96 kg; 15.1 st). He played high school basketball at Hatboro-Horsham High School in Horsham, Pennsylvania under coach Walt Ostrowski. He played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame.
- 1 Early career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Post-playing career
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Awards
- 7 NBA career statistics
- 8 References
- 9 External links
At Hatboro-Horsham High School, Carroll averaged 26.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and four assists per game as a senior shooting guard. He recorded even more rebounds and assists his first three seasons, when he started at point guard for the Hatters.
At the end of high school, Carroll ranked second in scoring in the history of southeastern Pennsylvania, trailing only current Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Carroll surpassed Bryant by becoming the only Pennsylvania player to be named Mr. Basketball twice.
Basketball gurus around the nation noticed, as they twice selected Carroll for the United States Junior National Team. That selection teamed Carroll up with players such as the Orlando Magic's Michael Miller, Stanford's Casey Jacobsen and Arizona's Michael Wright to compete in the Dominican Republic in 1998 and Portugal in 1999.
In addition to the U.S. junior national team, Carroll made it onto the roster for prep all-star games such as the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic, where he finally had the chance to play for his grandfather, and the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C..
Carroll played in 133 games over his four-year career at the University of Notre Dame and averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.9 steals. He finished sixth on Notre Dame’s all-time leading scoring list with 1,850 points.
Carroll also ranks as Notre Dame's second all-time leader in three-point field goals made (301) behind Colin Falls (331), three-point field goals attempted (762), games played (133), games started (125) and second in free throw percentage (.825)… Scored in double-figures in 96 of 133 career games. He was named All-American Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and All-Big East First Team as a senior.
Carroll entered 2003 NBA draft but went undrafted. He signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent and played in their summer league. He spent the 2003–04 training camp with New York and was one of the Knicks’ final cuts.
Portland Trail Blazers
Carroll signed with the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent on November 7, 2003 and appeared in 13 games for Portland during the 2003–04 season and averaged 1.0 points. He was released by the Trail Blazers on January 7, 2004.
After being cut by the Blazers in the 2003–04 season, Carroll signed with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA Development League. He played 11 games with the Dazzle before signing with the Spurs. Carroll scored 15.5 points and registered 2.8 rebounds a game.
Carroll re-signed with the Roanoke Dazzle on Dec. 11 where he excelled - being named 2004–05 NBADL Most Valuable Player. He led all scorers in the NBADL with 20.1 points in 24 games. He also averaged 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.7 minutes. Connected on .503 from the field (177-352) and .605 from the three-point line (23-38). Carroll scored an NBADL season-high 43 points against the Florida Flame on Feb. 9 and was named NBADL Player of the Month in January after averaging 22.3 points. After January 1, Carroll led Roanoke to a 14-4 record and first place in the NBADL.
San Antonio Spurs
Carroll signed with the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent on March 8, 2004 for the remainder of the season. He appeared in three games for San Antonio during the 2003–04 season and averaged 2.0 points.
Carroll played in the 2004 Summer League for the Golden State Warriors. He appeared in six games for Golden State during the preseason and averaged 2.8 points and 1.0 rebounds before being released prior to the regular season and returned to Roanoke Dazzle.
Carroll signed with the expansion Charlotte Bobcats on February 23, 2005 and appeared in 25 games and averaged 9.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes. In his first season with the Bobcats, Matt reached double-figure scoring 12 times and scored a career-high 22 points at Washington on April 17. He also posted six consecutive games with 10-plus points from April 5–16.
Carroll became a free agent in the summer of 2005 and was re-signed by the Bobcats. He played in all but four of the Bobcats games in 2005–06, averaging 7.6 pts and 2 rebounds in a little 16 minutes per game. The team picked up his option for the 2006-07 season. Gained fame after completing five four-point plays during the regular season. The record for four-point plays in one NBA season stands at 6 and belongs to Mitch Richmond.
In 2006–07, Carroll had his best NBA season by far averaging 12.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 1.3 apg. This year he also led the Bobcats in freethrow percentage, shooting .904 from the line, as well as three-point percentage, shooting .416 from beyond the arc.
On July 17, 2007, Matt Carroll re-signed with the Bobcats. Bobcats executive vice president of basketball operations Bernie Bickerstaff had the following comments: "Matt was one of our off-season priorities and we are glad to have him back. [...] He has proven to be the consummate professional on and off the court, and his production has continued to increase since he joined us from the D-League over two years ago."
Second stint with the Bobcats
New Orleans Hornets
On March 18, 2014, Carroll was named the Charlotte Hornets' Community Ambassador.
- 2005 All-Rocky Mountain Revue Summer League Team
- 2004–05 NBADL Most Valuable Player
- 2004–05 All-NBADL First Team
- 2004–05 NBADL Leading Scorer (20.1 ppg)
- 2002–03 Honorable Mention All-America by AP
- 2002–03 All-Big East Conference First Team
- 1999 USA Men's Basketball Team Member – World Junior Championship – Silver Medal
- 1998–99 Associated Press Player of the Year in Pennsylvania
- 1998 USA Men's Basketball Team Member
- 1997–98 Associated Press Player of the Year in Pennsylvania
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Points: 27 2 times
- Rebounds: 11 vs. Golden State 03/05/08
- Assists: 5 2 times
- Steals: 4 3 times
- Blocks: 2 4 times
- "Bobcats Sign Shooting Guard Matt Carroll". NBA.com. 2005-02-23. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- "Season In Review - Matt Carroll". NBA.com. 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- "Bobcats Re-Sign Guard Matt Carroll". NBA.com. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
- "Mavericks Acquire Carroll and Hollis; Trade Diop". NBA.com. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
- "Bobcats Acquire Carroll, Dampier and Najera from Mavericks". NBA.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- Hornets trade Warrick for Carroll
- HORNETS WAIVE MATT CARROLL
- Bogues and Carroll Named Team Ambassadors