Matt Carroll (basketball)

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Matt Carroll
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Carroll with the Mavericks in 2009
Personal information
Born (1980-08-28) August 28, 1980 (age 41)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school Hatboro-Horsham
(Horsham, Pennsylvania)
College Notre Dame (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2012
Position Shooting guard
Number31, 3, 13, 33
Career history
2003–2004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004 Roanoke Dazzle
2004 San Antonio Spurs
2004–2005 Roanoke Dazzle
20052009 Charlotte Bobcats
20092010 Dallas Mavericks
20102012 Charlotte Bobcats
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,013 (6.6 ppg)
Rebounds 863 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 313 (0.7 apg)
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Matthew John Carroll (born August 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player.

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Carroll is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 212 lb (96 kg). 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.

Early career

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 former 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 Mike 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.

He was recruited by coach John MacLeod, played for Matt Doherty as a freshman and played the rest of his college career for former Delaware coach Mike Brey at the University of Notre Dame.

College career

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). He 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.

Professional career

Carroll entered the 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.

Roanoke Dazzle

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 December 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. He shot .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 February 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.

Charlotte Bobcats

Carroll signed with the expansion Charlotte Bobcats on February 23, 2005 [1] 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, Carroll 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 two rebounds in 16 minutes per game. The team picked up his option for the 2006–07 season. Carroll gained some media attention after completing five four-point plays during the regular season. The record for four-point plays in one NBA season stands at six, and belongs to Mitch Richmond. [2]

In 2006–07, Carroll had his best NBA season by far, averaging 12.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 1.3 apg. He also led the Bobcats in free throw 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." [3]

Dallas Mavericks

On January 16, 2009, Carroll was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Ryan Hollins in exchange for DeSagana Diop. [4]

Second stint with the Bobcats

On July 13, 2010, Carroll was traded back to the Charlotte Bobcats along with Erick Dampier and Eduardo Nájera in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinça. [5]

New Orleans Hornets

On November 13, 2012, Carroll was traded by the Bobcats to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Hakim Warrick. [6] He was waived by the Hornets on November 20, 2012. [7]

Post-playing career

On March 18, 2014, Carroll was named the Charlotte Hornets' Community Ambassador. [8]

Personal life

His brother, Pat, starred at Saint Joseph's University.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2003–04 Portland 1303.7.455.3331.000.2.1.0.01.0
2003–04 San Antonio 307.3.400.5001.0.3.3.02.0
2004–05 Charlotte 25017.2.389.333.8552.4.7.7.19.0
2005–06 Charlotte 78616.3.403.389.8212.0.4.6.17.6
2006–07 Charlotte 724726.1.433.416.9042.91.3.7.112.1
2007–08 Charlotte 801825.2.428.436.8042.8.9.6.29.0
2008–09 Charlotte 341014.0.406.267.7891.6.7.5.24.1
2008–09 Dallas 2106.7.273.1251.000.7.1.1.11.2
2009–10 Dallas 2504.8.360.2111.000.5.2.2.01.8
2010–11 Charlotte 54110.8.447.370.7691.3.4.3.14.4
2011–12 Charlotte 53211.2.331.186.7891.1.7.3.12.7
2012–13 Charlotte 106.0.01.0.0.0.0
Career4598416.5.413.384.8411.9.7.5.16.6

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009 Dallas 403.5.500.5.0.0.0.5
2010 Dallas 105.01.0001.0.0.0.02.0
Career503.6.667.000.000.6.0.0.0.8

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References

  1. "Bobcats Sign Shooting Guard Matt Carroll". NBA.com . 2005-02-23. Archived from the original on 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  2. "Season In Review – Matt Carroll". NBA.com . 2007-05-11. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  3. "Bobcats Re-Sign Guard Matt Carroll". NBA.com . 2007-07-17. Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  4. "Mavericks Acquire Carroll and Hollis; Trade Diop". NBA.com . 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  5. "Bobcats Acquire Carroll, Dampier and Najera from Mavericks". NBA.com . 2010-07-13. Archived from the original on 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  6. Hornets trade Warrick for Carroll
  7. HORNETS WAIVE MATT CARROLL
  8. Bogues and Carroll Named Team Ambassadors Carroll is currently the color commentator on the Hornets radio network. Archived 2014-03-19 at the Wayback Machine