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Jaycee Carroll

Jaycee Carroll
File:Carroll-Madrid-CB Sevilla marzo 2013.JPG
No. 20 – Real Madrid
Position Shooting guard
League ACB
Personal information
Born (1983-04-16) April 16, 1983 (age 32)
Laramie, Wyoming
Nationality American / Azerbaijan
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Career information
High school Evanston (Evanston, Wyoming)
College Utah State (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Teramo Basket
2009–2011 CB Gran Canaria
2011–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Jaycee Don Carroll (born April 16, 1983) is an American, naturalized Azerbaijani professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the Spanish League. While playing for the Utah State University Aggies, he was best known for his scoring prowess, shooting ability, range, and endurance. He has the 4th highest 3 point field goal percentage, 14th most 3 pointers made, and 52nd most points in NCAA history. He is the Aggies' all-time scoring leader and holds 9 other school records.

High school career

As a sophomore at Evanston High School, in Evanston, Wyoming, Jaycee earned a spot on the varsity squad. During his junior year, he averaged 27.4 points, 3.3 steals and 2.8 assists per game. In his senior year, he set the state record for points per game at 39.4. Additionally, he averaged 9.1 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game. During a game against Green River, Jaycee scored 56 points, making 14 of 16 three-point attempts. Jaycee was named the Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year as both a junior and senior. Carroll chose to play college ball at Utah State University in nearby Logan, Utah.

College career

As a freshman, after taking a two-year break from basketball to serve an LDS mission in Chile, Carroll broke numerous school and league records and earned multiple conference and national honors. Carroll was named a Freshman All-American by and He finished the year scoring 18 points against ninth-ranked Arizona in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He averaged 14.7 points per game, making 47.6 percent of his three-point shots and 52.3 percent overall. He broke Utah State's freshman single-game scoring record (with 28 points) and season scoring record (with 470 points). Carroll also became the first freshman in the history of the Big West Conference to be named the Most Valuable Player of the league's postseason tournament.

During his sophomore season, Carroll continued to break records. On February 2, 2006 versus New Mexico State, Carroll made 10 three-pointers, which broke both the team and conference records. He averaged 16.3 points per game, converting 45.1 percent of his three-pointers (which led the WAC) and 46.5 percent overall. He scored 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists against Washington in a losing effort in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in March. For the second straight season, he earned second-team all-conference honors. By the end of his sophomore year, Carroll was ranked 33rd all-time in career scoring, and 5th all-time in three-pointers made at Utah State.

Carroll continued to increase his scoring in his junior year. His 21.3 points per game led the WAC and was 10th in the nation. He also led the WAC in three-point shooting percentage (43.2 percent), shot 52.7 from the field and pulled down 6.3 rebounds per game. Carroll had a career-high scoring game against New Mexico St. on scoring 44 points in 34 minutes, shooting 12 of 16 from the field, 5 of 7 from three-point range, and 15-15 from the free throw line. The 44-point mark was the most points ever scored by a Utah State Aggie in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in a single game. By the end of his junior season, he ranked 7th all-time at USU for career points with 1,737, needing only 391 points to pass the mark of 2,127 set by Greg Grant in 1986. Carroll was named to the Associated Press All-American Team as an honorable mention.

Carroll spent much of the summer prior to his senior year in the gym practicing his shot. He attempted 23,963 shots, making 20,010 of them.[1] He was named the WAC Preseason player of the year for the 2007-08 season by both the media and WAC coaches, one of the top 15 seniors by, and a first-team high-major All-American by Amongst all active Division 1 basketball players, Carroll started the season ranked first in career three-point shooting percentage (45.2), third in career scoring and third in career scoring average (17.5) (among returning seniors).[2] Carroll's 32 points versus Utah Valley State on December 20, 2007 propelled him past Wayne Estes to reach second place on USU's all-time scoring list with 2,009. Carroll became Utah State's all-time leading scorer on January 19, 2008 in a game against Idaho in Logan. He passed Greg Grant on his first basket – a three-pointer – which gave him 2,129 career points. After leading his team to a regular-season conference championship, he was named WAC player of the year.

Carroll completed his career at Utah State with a loss to Illinois State in the first round of the NIT. He scored a total 2,507 career points, falling 35 short of breaking the record, at the time held by Keith Van Horn, for all-time leading scorer in the state of Utah. That record is now 2,599 career points, currently held by Jimmer Fredette of BYU. Carroll was selected as one of the best three-point shooters in the nation and along with 7 others competed in the 3-Point Shootout at the 2008 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. The final event of his collegiate career was the NABC All-Star Game at the Final Four.

Professional career

Carroll was one of 64 players in his first NBA pre-draft camp event – the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament – on April 9–12, 2008. Undrafted, he played for the New Jersey Nets in the 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League camp, earning second-team honors. He also signed contracts to play for the Nets in the 2008 Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City and for the Toronto Raptors in the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League.

After the completion of the summer leagues, Carroll signed a contract with Teramo Basket, a team in the Italian first division.

In 2009, he started playing for CB Gran Canaria in the Spanish ACB. According to his agent: "Jaycee hopes to develop his combo guard skills this year and sign a contract with an NBA team in the near future".[3]

Carroll played for the Boston Celtics in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010,[4] and later with the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League.[5]

In July 2011, he signed a three-year contract with Real Madrid.[6]

Carroll tried to be naturalized by Azerbaijan in the winter of 2011,[7] but problems with bureaucracy were close to avoid it. When rumors started to appear about a naturalization with Montenegro,[8] he finally got the Azerbaijani passport in April 2012.[9]

Azerbaijan national team

Carroll played with the Azerbaijan national basketball team two games of the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification, where he scored 27 points in the loss by 79–96 to Sweden and 26 points in the wide win versus Luxembourg by 95–77.[10][11]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.


Denotes seasons in which Carroll won the Euroleague


2011–12 Real Madrid 16 1 22.4 .503 .514 .865 2.6 .8 .1 .2 14.2 11.7
2012–13 Real Madrid 29 2 21.5 .479 .425 .884 2.9 .6 .6 .1 11.9 10.0
2013–14 Real Madrid 16 0 13.9 .440 .397 .889 1.6 .8 .5 .0 7.1 6.0
2014–15 Real Madrid 29 7 17.6 .511 .465 .886 2.0 .8 .5 .0 9.3 8.7
Career 90 10 19.0 .488 .449 .879 2.3 .7 .5 .1 10.6 9.2

Awards and accomplishments


  • 2008 Orlando NBA Summer League Second Team Honors
  • 2007–08 Lowe's Second Team All-Senior All-American
  • 2007–08 AP All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2007–08 Second Team High-Major All-American
  • 2007–08 NABC All-Star Game
  • 2007–08 WAC Player of the Year
  • 2007–08 WAC Player of the Year
  • 2007–08 WAC First Team All-Conference
  • 2007–08 United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VIII Team
  • 2007–08 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 14 Second Team
  • 2007–08 Chip Hilton Player of the Year Finalist
  • 2007–08 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • 2007–08 Preseason WAC Player of the Year (both media and coaches)
  • 2007–08 Sports Illustrated top-15 Senior
  • 2007–08 Preseason High-Major All-American
  • 2006–07 AP All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2006–07 WAC First Team All-Conference
  • 2006–07 United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VIII Team
  • 2006–07 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 14 Second Team
  • 2005–06 WAC Second Team All-Conference
  • 2004–05 Freshman All-American
  • 2004–05 Freshman All-American
  • 2004–05 Big West Conference Tournament MVP
  • 2004–05 Big West Second Team All-Conference
  • 2004–05 Big West Freshman of the Year
  • Wyoming High School Player of the Year (twice)

Pro career

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