CAREER TRANSACTIONS Signed as a rookie free agent with Portland (11/7/03)…waived by Portland (1/7/04)…signed by San Antonio (3/8/04)…signed with Roanoke Dazzle of NBA D-League (12/11/04)…signed Charlotte as a free agent (2/23/05)…traded to Dallas, along with Ryan Hollins, in exchange for DeSagana Diop (1/16/09)...traded to Charlotte, along with Erick Dampier and Eduardo Najera on July 13, 2010 in exdhange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca.
PROFESSIONAL CAPSULE Holds career averages of 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 20.1 minutes in 305 games (81 starts) with Portland, San Antonio and Charlotte while shooting 41.9% FG, 40.3% 3FG and 84.7% FT.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 2008-09: Averaged 4.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 14.0 minutes in 34 games (10 starts) for CHA before being traded to DAL (1/16/08). 2007-08: Appeared in 80 games (18 starts) and averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 25.2 minutes…set a franchise record for 3-point FG% in a season (.436) and ranked 9th in the NBA…scored in double figures 35 times, including 3 games with 20 points…career-high 11 rebounds and career-high tying 4 steals vs. GS (3/5/08)…career-high 2 blocks vs. ORL (1/16/08) and at DEN (2/2/08)…season-high 23 points at WAS (3/8/08)…averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18 starts…Converted 2 4-point plays on the season, bringing his career total to 7…shot 50.0% 3FG over the final 26 games. 2006-07: Appeared in 72 games, starting 47, including a streak of 45 straight starts that ranks 2nd on CHA’s all-time list…averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.6 minutes…converted 5 4-point plays, the second-best single-season number in NBA history behind SAC’s Mitch Richmond (1996-97)…finished season T-2nd in the NBA in FT% (.904) and T-13th in 3FG% (.416)….led team in scoring 8 times…scored in double figures 45 times, including 11 games with 20+…twice scored a career-high 27 points vs. NJ (3/24/07) and vs. LAL (12/29/06)…his 27 points 12/29/06 began a string of 12 straight double-figure scoring games through 1/22/07 in which he averaged 18.1 points per game…his 27 points on 3/24/07 included a career-high 11 FGs in an overtime game in which he played a career-high 48 minutes…career-high 5 assists vs. SAC (3/14/07)…averaged 13.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 47 starts. 2005-06: Appeared in 78 games (6 starts)…averaged 7.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists…shot team-high 82.1% (138-168 FTs) from the free throw line (min. 50 attempts)…averaged 14.1 points in 22 games when he played 20-plus minutes, compared to 5.1 points when playing less than 20 minutes…scored 10+ points 25 times and had 3 games with 20+ points…season-high 26 points vs. TOR (2/10/06) on 5-7 3FGs. 2004-05: Signed with CHA (2/23/05)…appeared in 25 games and averaged 9.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes…season-high 22 points at WAS (4/17/05)…20 points, season-high 27 minutes at CHI (4/2/05)…6 consecutive games with 10+ points from 4/5-16/05…signed with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA D-League (12/11/04)…named 2004-05 D-League Most Valuable Player, leading all scorers with 20.1 points in 24 games…shot 50.5% FG and 60.5% 3FG…named D-League Player of the Month (Jan.) after averaging 22.3 points. 2003-04: Appeared in 13 games for POR and averaged 1.0 point before being release (1/7/04)…signed by SA as a free agent (3/8/04) for the remainder of the season…appeared in 3 games for SA and averaged 2.0 points…appeared in 11 games with the Roanoke Dazzle prior to being acquired by SA…averaged 15.5 points and 2.8 rebounds as a member of the Dazzle.
COLLEGE CAPSULE In 133 games over 4-year career at Notre Dame, averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.9 steals…ranks among Notre Dame’s all-time leaders in games played (1st, 133), game started (2nd, 125), scoring (6th, 1,850 points), 3-point field goals (3rd, 301), 3-point field goal attempts (3rd, 762) and FT% (4th, .825)…scored in double figures in 96 of 133 career games…named First Team All-Big East and Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press as a senior.
PERSONAL CAPSULE Full name is Matthew John Carroll…married his wife Melanie on Aug. 6, 2005…the couple had their first child, Matthew John Carroll Jr. in Aug., 2008…brother Pat was Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year in 2004-05 at St. Joseph’s University…father John played football at Penn State University…grandfather coached basketball at Pittsburgh’s North Catholic High School and is the winningest coach in Pennsylvania history…was a member of the United States Junior National Team during the summers of 1998 and 1999…helped that team to the Silver Medal at the FIBA World Championship in the summer of 1999…played high school basketball at Hatboro-Horsham High School (Pa.)…only player in the history of Pennsylvania high school basketball to win Associated Press Player of the Year honors twice…scored 2,667 career points in high school, trailing only Kobe Bryant on the career scoring list in southeastern Pennsylvania. participated in the 2007 Basketball Without Borders Asia in Shanghai, China.