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Jeffrey Carroll

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Name: Jeffrey Carroll

School: Oklahoma State

Season: Junior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked (2013)

Birthdate: November 6, 1994 (22)

Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia


- Parents Rodney Elder and Kathleen Foley

- Father played college basketball at East Texas Baptist University

High School: Rowlett High School

Twitter: J30Carroll

Height: 6'6

Weight: 215

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Redshirted in his true freshman season, which is why he is the age of a Senior

- Nickname "Clip" - Because he can shoot

- Very close with LeBryan Nash - was his big brother/mentor - used to watch him in High School

- Wants to be a coach after his playing career is done

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 3.9 PPG

- 1.8 RPG

- 39% FG

- 30% 3

- 71% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 8.2 PPG

- 4 RPG

- 0.6 APG

- 0.6 SPG

- 41% FG

- 33% 3

- 70% FT

Junior Season Stats: Through 20 games

- 17.7 PPG

- 7.3 RPG

- 1.3 APG

- 0.9 SPG

- 59% FG

- 50% 3

- 75% FT


- 1st in field goal percentage, effective field goal percentage, and true shooting percentage iin the Big 12 in 2016-17

- 2nd in field goals made, total points scored, offensive rating, offensive win shares, offensive box plus/minus, and player efficiency rating in the Big 12 in 2016-17

Position: SG/SF

Greatest Strength: Shooting + Athleticism

Greatest Weakness: Over-helping

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 8

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 8

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 8

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 

Steals: 6

Blocks: 5

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Head always on a swivel

- Sometimes gets caught overhelping - leaves his man but still usually closes well under control

- Can bring the ball up but doesn't have a great handle

- Plays at the top middle of the 3-2 zone because of his lateral movement and length

- Good rebounder

- Takes long steps on drives, shows good athleticism

- Moves well

- Good athlete

- High IQ scorer that doesn't force shots

- Good 3 point shooter

- High jumper

- Solid vision, capable passer

- Only takes smart shots, plays within the offense

Game Analysis: 

- vs. TCU

- #34 Kenrich Williams

- #11 Brandon Parrish

- #15 JD Miller

- #1 Desmond Bane

- #10 Vladimir Brodziansky

- #0 Jaylen Fisher

- Curls around left elbow screen, catches and continues to drive, fouled at the rim - FTs 2/2

- On ball block on left baseline drive - long arms

- Runs the floor 2 on 1, catches alley oop but fouled going up - FTs 2/2

- Beaten on drive from left baseline after poor closeout 

- Good help defense physically but didn't talk and left open 3 point shooter

- Catch at right 45, jabs left, drives right, misses midrange floater - long strides

- Beats everyone down floor, catches at the hoop, hits reverse layup and fouled - FT 1/1

- Good weakside help again with his body, but didn't let teammates know to cover for him and rotate

- Loses ball trying to push and bring it up 

- Out of control closeout and gets beaten

- Catches on curl at right 45, drives left towards middle, stops on a dime before driving into help defender looking to take charge and hits floater

- Bites on pump fake on left block and commits shooting foul on Brodziansky

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - rattles in

- Gets ball off steal, pushes in transition and lays it in right with contest

- Runs floor, catches in the paint, hits reverse layup and fouled - FT 1/1

- Nice defensive rebound amongst the trees

- Good ball-side help and then shot contest

- Beaten on drive middle

- Fouled going for defensive rebound, penalty - FTs 2/2

NBA Comparison: Otto Porter Jr.

Current Ability: 7

Projection as an NBA Player: 7-7.5

Projected Draft Spot: 2nd Round

Opinion: Carroll is a really high IQ offensive player. He has developed into a knockdown 3 point shooter. Carroll is also great in transition, and can get to the rim and finish well. He takes long strides and is a very good athlete. Defensively, Carroll is a good on ball defender but tends to over-help. He shows with his body well in help, but sometimes fails to communicate to his teammates where they need to rotate to. Carroll shoots a very high percentage because he only takes smart shots that he can make. He is ready to be an impact role player in the NBA and could become a starter.