DeMarre Carroll returned to Columbia.
July 30, 2009
Columbia, Mo. - Former Mizzou Basketball standout DeMarre Carroll returned to Columbia on Wednesday and was part of the closing awards ceremonies at the Tigers' final individual camp of the summer.
It's been a busy off-season for the first round draft pick of the Memphis Grizzlies. Carroll played in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Grizz, averaging 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds and helped lift his team to a perfect 5-0 mark. On Sunday, Carroll will travel back to Vegas to workout with several NBA players under the watchful eye of longtime NBA assistant Tim Grgurich.
Later in August he will travel to New York for the NBA Rookie Transitional program and then will travel back to Memphis to begin the search for a home.
"It's a different world," Carroll said. "It's a business. Everything you do, you do with an eye on the future, but I'm with a great organization. We have a young, hardworking team and I'm going to keep that Junkyard Dog mentality with me. Whatever I can do to help us win, I'll do."
After all, it's that blue-collar mentality that helped Carroll become the 27th overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. After his play in Vegas, Carroll was ranked the 12th best rookie in the 2009 class by ESPN's David Thorpe. The Birmingham, Ala., native finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer at Mizzou and earned several accolades throughout his final campaign, including First Team All-Big 12, First Team Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-America.
For more information on the Mizzou Basketball program, please visit our website at mutigers.com.
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