2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
2008 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
2008 Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Most Valuable - Columbia Regional of the CBE Classic
2008 National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association All-American
Nicknamed the Junkyard Dog because of his toughness and relentless play ... Played most of his junior season with an ankle injury, but reached double figures in scoring a team-leading 22 times ... Paced the club and ranked among the Big 12's leaders in rebounds and steals for post players because of his tenacity on defense ... Undersized post performer that makes up for his size with quickness and toughness ... Has graduated from college and is working towards his graduate degree.
Was named the Big 12 Conference's Newcomer of the Year by both the coaches and the media ... Averaged 13.0 points and a team-leading 6.7 rebounds ... Finished fourth in the league in field goal percentage (.536), ninth in rebounding and 17th in scoring ... Reached double figures in scoring a team-leading 22 times, including four 20-point efforts ... Scored a career high 26 points in a double-overtime game against Iowa State in the home finale ... Tied for the team lead and finished seventh in the Big 12 with four double-doubles ... Finished second on the team with 36 steals and was second in the Big 12 in steals amongst post players ... Tied for the team lead with 21 blocked shots ... Opened his Mizzou career with 23 points, eight boards and three assists against Central Michigan ... That started a string of 11 double-figure scoring games in his first-12 contest ... Battled a high-ankle sprain through most of the Big 12 season, but finished the year strong, reaching double figures in four consecutive games and averaged 17.8 points and 7.0 rebounds over his final four contests ... Finished second on the club in field goal percentage at 53.6 percent and led club with 90 free throw makes.
2006-07 Season (Missouri):
Redshirted the season after transferring from Vanderbilt last summer ... Provided great looks for Tiger post players in practice and was a lead-by-example type of performer throughout his first season at Mizzou.
2005-06 Season (Vanderbilt):
Averaged 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in 29 games as a sophomore for the Commodores ... Made 15 starts as a second-year performer, including 11 in Southeastern Conference play .... Actually saw his statistical averages increase in SEC action to 12.1 points (second on the team) and a team-best 7.4 rebounds ... Also the team-leader with 37 steals (1.28 spg.) and tied for the team lead with four double-doubles ... Ranked second in overall field goal percentage at 51.0 percent (131-of-257) ... One Vanderbilt's most consistent performers, leading the team in rebounding 10 times as a sophomore, while recording double-digits on the glass in both games vs. NCAA participants Kentucky (11, 12) and Tennessee (12, 11) ... Also paced the team in scoring five times and reached double figures in points in 11-of-16 SEC games, including a career-best effort of 22 points and 12 boards in the Feb. 11 win against Kentucky and an 18-point, nine-rebound effort at NCAA Champion Florida on Jan. 28 ... Led Vandy to its first season sweep of Kentucky since the 1973-74 season and averaged 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the two wins over the Wildcats ... In addition to being one of Vandy's go-to performers, Carroll was among the top underclassmen in the SEC ... His 7.4 rebounds in SEC action ranked ninth in the league, while his 12.1 points ranked 18th ... His 3.0 offensive rebounds per game in league play ranked fourth.
2004-05 Season (Vanderbilt):
Played in all 34 games for the Commodores as a freshman and averaged 4.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.6 minutes of action ... His 3.8 rebounds were third on the team and tops among rookies, while his 1.6 offensive boards per game ranked second on the club ... Season-best performance came in the win over South Carolina, where he tied a career high with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting and grabbed six boards in 15 minutes of playing time ... Tied a season-high 12-points against Kentucky.
Standout at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, Ala., where he teamed with Alabama point guard Ronald Steele to lead the Cavaliers to back-to-back Alabama Class 6A state titles ... 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 ... Averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior for John Carroll's undefeated 36-0 state championship squad, before recording norms of 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds as a senior en route to the team's 31-3 championship season ... 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.
Son of Cynthia and Edward Carroll... Attends same Birmingham church as Ruben Studdard of "American Idol" fame... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development... Head Coach Mike Anderson is his uncle ... Assistant Coach T.J. Cleveland is his cousin.
Career Statistics at Mizzou
Season G-GS MPG FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3FG% FT-A FT% REB/AVG. A-BLK-S TP AVG. 2007-08 32-30 25.3 162-302 .536 3-17 .176 90-147 .612 213/6.7 42-21-36 417 13.0 Big 12 16-15 25.8 71-144 .493 2-6 .333 41-67 .612 103/6.4 17-10-14 185 11.6
Career Highs Pts. 23 vs. C. Michigan (11-12-07) Reb. 13, twice FG 11 vs. Iowa State (03-05-08) FGA 20 vs. Iowa State (03-05-08) 3FG 1, four times 3FGA 3 vs. UNC-Greensboro (11-22-05) FT 8, twice FTA 12 vs. UMKC (01-08-08) Asst. 6 vs. Georgia (02-04-06) Blks 3 vs. Purdue (12-08-07) Stls 4, three times
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