Monday , Apr , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Utah State’s Carroll declares for draft

Logan, UT (Sports Network) – Utah State junior guard Jaycee Carroll declared
himself eligible for the NBA Draft on Monday.

Carroll, who will not hire an agent, finished the 2006-07 season first in the
Western Athletic Conference and 10th in the nation in scoring with 21.3 points
per game, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors along with being named
first-team all-WAC.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA and I owe it to myself
and my family to do whatever I can to make that dream come true,” said
Carroll. “I think it is important for the development of my game to see how I
compare against the best collegiate basketball players in the country.”

Carroll also led the WAC and finished 12th in the nation in free throw
shooting at 88.8 percent, was first in the conference in three-point shooting
(.432), fifth in overall shooting (.527), and 12th in rebounding (6.3).

He will not hire an agent which means he can withdraw from the draft by June
18 and retain his intercollegiate eligibility. If Carroll does return to Utah
State he will be one of three starters returning from USU’s National
Invitation Tournament team that went 23-12 during the 2006-07 season.

The NBA Draft is on June 28.