DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft and has also played for the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, and Brooklyn Nets. Carroll formerly played for the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University. He is the nephew of former Missouri and former Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson.
Carroll with the Hawks in May 2015
|No. 77 – San Antonio Spurs|
|Born||July 27, 1986|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||John Carroll Catholic|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|2019–present||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school career
A former standout at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, he teamed with Alabama point guard Ronald Steele to lead the Cavaliers to back-to-back Alabama Class 6A state titles. He 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. He averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior for John Carroll's undefeated 36-0 state championship squad, before recording averages of 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds as a senior en route to the team's 31-3 championship season. He 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.
After a successful sophomore year at Vanderbilt, he surprised the team when he decided to transfer to Missouri in 2006 to play for his uncle Mike Anderson. Carroll led Missouri to the Elite Eight (national quarterfinals) of the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament during his senior year. He was nicknamed the "Junkyard Dog" because of his toughness and relentless play.
When Carroll came to Missouri, he complained of itchy legs, and was convinced that he was suffering from an allergy. After he was examined by several specialists, they came up with a considerably more serious diagnosis—liver disease. It was ultimately determined that Carroll would possibly need a liver transplant, but not for at least 20 years after his diagnosis and most likely after the end of any potential professional basketball career. His illness was revealed several weeks before the 2009 NBA draft. At 1:30 a.m. on July 5, 2007, Carroll was shot in the ankle during a domestic dispute at a nightclub in Columbia, Missouri.
Memphis Grizzlies (2009–2011)
Carroll was drafted in the first round, 27th overall, by the Memphis Grizzlies. He played primarily off the bench during his tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies. On December 14, 2010, he was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League. He was recalled on January 5, 2011.
Houston Rockets (2011)
On February 24, 2011, Carroll was traded, along with Hasheem Thabeet and a future first-round draft pick, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Shane Battier and Ish Smith. On April 11, 2011, he was waived by the Rockets.
Denver Nuggets (2011–2012)
On December 12, 2011, the Denver Nuggets made Carroll a non-guaranteed training camp invitee. He appeared in four games with the Nuggets during the 2011–12 regular season before being waived on February 4, 2012.
Utah Jazz (2012–2013)
Atlanta Hawks (2013–2015)
On December 23, 2014, Carroll scored a then career-high 25 points, while also grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds, in the 107–104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. On February 4, 2015, he was part of the Hawks' starting line-up that were named the co-Kia Eastern Conference Players of the Month for January after the club compiled the first 17-0 record in a calendar month in league history. Five days later, he scored a career-high 26 points in the 117–105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Toronto Raptors (2015–2017)
On July 9, 2015, Carroll signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the Toronto Raptors. He made his debut for the Raptors in their season opener on October 28, 2015, recording 14 points and eight rebounds in a 106–99 win over the Indiana Pacers. On December 7, 2015, he was ruled out indefinitely with a bruised right knee. He returned to action on December 26 against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing nine straight games with the injury. He managed just five games before the same knee forced him to sit out the team's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 4, 2016. Two days later, he underwent surgery on his right knee. On April 7, 2016, he returned to action against the Atlanta Hawks after missing 41 games.
Brooklyn Nets (2017–2019)
On July 13, 2017, Carroll was traded, along with 2018 first and second round draft picks, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Justin Hamilton. In his debut for the Nets in their season opener on October 18, 2017, Carroll scored 10 points in a 140–131 loss to the Indiana Pacers. On November 26, 2017, he scored a season-high 24 points in a 98–88 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
San Antonio Spurs (2019–present)
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|
- Carroll shot in ankle following nightclub disturbance
- AHSAA Basketball Tournament Champions
- DeMarre Carroll Recruiting Profile
- DeMarre Carroll bio. mutigers.com
- Associated Press (June 13, 2009). "Former Missouri Star Says Liver Disease Won't Stop Him". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
- Tillery, Ronald (June 26, 2009). - "We got Thabeet -- Griz believe UConn star will give them needed defensive spark". - The Commercial Appeal.
- Grizzlies send Carroll to NBDL Dakota Wizards
- Rockets Deal For Thabeet, Dragic And Carroll
- Nuggets Waive DeMarre Carroll
- Jazz Agrees to Terms with Free-Agent Forward DeMarre Carroll
- "HAWKS SIGN FORWARD DEMARRE CARROLL". NBA.com. August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- Notebook: Hawks 107, Knicks 98
- Carroll's 25 lead Hawks past Clippers, 107-104
- Hawks Starting Five Share Kia Eastern Conference Player of the Month Honors
- Horford, Hawks steamroll Timberwolves 117-105
- "Raptors Sign DeMarre Carroll". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- "DeMarre Carroll agrees to deal with Raptors". ESPN.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- "DeRozan scores 25, Lowry has 23, Raptors beat Pacers 106-99". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "Raptors' DeMarre Carroll shelved with bruised right knee". ESPN.com. December 7, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- "Raptors win third straight over Bucks, 111-90". NBA.com. December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
- "DeMarre Carroll Injury Update". NBA.com. January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
- "Teague, Korver help Hawks hold off Toronto". NBA.com. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
- "Harden powers Rockets past Raptors for 8th straight win". ESPN.com. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- "BROOKLYN NETS ACQUIRE DEMARRE CARROLL AND DRAFT PICKS FROM TORONTO". NBA.com. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "Revamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets 140-131". ESPN.com. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
- "Grizzlies bench Marc Gasol in fourth, extend skid to 8 losses". ESPN.com. November 26, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
- "SPURS ACQUIRE DEMARRE CARROLL". NBA.com. July 6, 2019.