After a slow beginning to the 2007-08 season, the Utah State Aggies are now 9-5 with a four-game winning streak, and a lot of that has to do with their star guard. The All-American senior spent a lot of time in head coach Stew Morrill's office during the 3-4 start, trying to figure out how to turn things around, and he's indeed done so. Jaycee Carroll is our seventh Mid-Majority Baller of the Week for 2007-08.
At the USU-hosted Gossner Foods Holiday Classic last week, Carroll filled his shopping cart with points. In the opening round game against Utah Valley State on Thursday, the 6-2 senior guard shot 11-for-16, including six 3-pointers, for a season-high 32 points. In the championship game the next night, he shot 12-for-15 for 33 points versus Northern Arizona. Carroll was also perfect from the free throw line in the tourney, hitting all four of his freebies against UVST and six in the NAU win. With 21.8 ppg on the season, he's the WAC's leading scorer and 20th nationally, and is making a sterling 94.5 percent of his free throws (52 of 55).
Mr. Carroll is no stranger to MMBOW honors -- actually, he probably is, because he likely doesn't know he's getting them. But he was our fourth
honoree back during his freshman season in 2004-05, when we still felt the need to rely on conversational filler to get our point across. Now in his fourth year of eligibility, he's an All-American and a 2,000-point scorer, becoming the school's second-leading scorer all-time
on a 3-pointer during the Utah Valley State game. Congratulations, Jaycee Carroll, long-time hero of this site... you are the Mid-Majority Baller of the Week.