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|Born:||August 28, 1980|
Matt Carroll (born August 28, 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks, along with Ryan Hollins, from the Charlotte Bobcats on January 16, 2009 in exchange for DeSagana Diop.
Carroll played high school basketball for Hatboro-Horsham High School and is the only person in the history of Pennsylvania High School basketball to win the state's Associated Press Player-of-the-Year honor twice.
He attended Notre Dame where, in four years, he averaged 13.9 points and ranks first all-time in games played, third in three-point field goals made, fourth in free throw percentage and sixth in scoring. As a senior he was first team All-Big East and Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press.
Undrafted, Carroll played for the New York Knicks Summer League team and was invited to training camp before becoming one of the team's final cuts. Signing on with Portland on November 7, 2013, he played in 13 games averaging 1.0 ppg. Waived on January 7, 2004, Carroll joined Roanoke of the NBA D-League before being picked up by the San Antonio on March 8 and seeing action in three games for the Spurs.
2004-2005 marked a return to Roanoke where he saw success before joining the Charlotte Bobcats on February 23, 2005. Carroll began making his professional mark as he averaged 9.0 points over 25 games.
Playing with the Bobcats for the next three-plus seasons, Carroll had his best year in 2006-2007 playing in 72 games and averaging 12.1 points while becoming a fan favorite in Charlotte.
On January 16, 2009, the 6'6 guard was traded, with center Ryan Hollins to the Mavericks for center DeSagana Diop. Carroll completed the '08-'09 campaing with Dallas playing in 21 games and posting a 1.2 ppg average.
He began the 2009-2010 season with the Mavs, averaging 1.8 points over 25 games, before being traded back to Charlotte. This time he was sent to the Bobcats with Erick Dampier and Eduardo Najera in exchange for big men Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca.
Carroll completed his career there before being traded to New Orleans where he never reported.