The Info List - Joe Barry Carroll

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Joe Barry Carroll (born July 24, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent ten seasons in the NBA. After retiring he became a wealth advisor, philanthropist, artist, author of the memoir Growing Up... In Words and Images, and recipient of the Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron
Champion for Justice award.[1]


1 High school career 2 College career

2.1 1976–1977 2.2 1977–1978 2.3 1978–1979 2.4 1979–1980 2.5 College notes

3 Professional career

3.1 Golden State Warriors

3.1.1 1980–1981 3.1.2 1981–1984 3.1.3 1985–1987

3.2 Houston Rockets

3.2.1 1987–1988

3.3 Later career

3.3.1 1988–1991

3.4 Career notes

4 NBA career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 After retirement 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

High school career[edit] Carroll, a 7'0" center, attended Denver
East High School, located in Denver, Colorado, where he was selected as an All-American by Midwest Coach and Athlete Magazine. In his senior year, he averaged 20.3 points and 12.2 rebounds a game, while scoring 41 points in one contest. College career[edit] 1976–1977[edit] After high school, Carroll moved on to play college basketball at Purdue University. Under head coach Fred Schaus, he helped lead the Boilermakers to a 20-8 record. In Carroll's first national televised appearance, against Indiana, he scored 12 points, had 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 20 minutes coming off the bench in a 86–76 win. On December 10, 1977, he recorded the school's only triple-double with 16 points, 16 rebounds and a single-game school record 11 blocks. He recorded 206 rebounds and averaged 7.4 a game in his first season, the most for a Purdue freshman. Carroll also holds the freshman record for most blocks in a season with 82. 1977–1978[edit] Carroll set school records with 105 blocks on the season and averaged 3.9 blocks per game as a sophomore. With senior Walter Jordan, he helped lead the team to a 16–11 record and a fourth-place finish in conference play. 1978–1979[edit] Head coach Fred Schaus
Fred Schaus
stepped down in 1978 and was replaced by Lee Rose. Playing with a slowed down, controlled system compared to Schaus' fast-pace style, Carroll and senior point guard Jerry Sichting led Purdue to a first place Big Ten tie with an Earvin Johnson-led Michigan State. Not receiving the favor of the two teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament, Carroll led Purdue to the NIT Finals his junior year, losing to in-state rivals, Indiana. He averaged 22.8 points a game on the season and was named First Team All-Big Ten and a Third Team All-American, while leading the Boilers to a 27–8 record. He grabbed a school record 352 rebounds on the season. 1979–1980[edit] During his senior year, he led the Boilermakers to an NCAA Final Four appearance, losing to UCLA in the semi-finals. They won the consolation game against Iowa, where Carroll scored a game-high 35 points in his last game as a Boilermaker. Leading Purdue to a 23–10 record on the season, he was named a First Team All-American and a second straight First Team All-Big Ten selection. He played 1,235 minutes on the season, the most by any player in school history. College notes[edit] Carroll holds the all-time school records for career rebounds (1,148) and blocks (349). With 2,175 points in his Purdue career, he ranks second to Rick Mount. He majored in economics at Purdue University. Professional career[edit] Golden State Warriors[edit] 1980–1981[edit] Carroll was selected by the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
with the first overall pick of the 1980 NBA draft. Many have labeled Carroll as one of the biggest busts in NBA Draft history, giving him the nicknames "Joe Barely Cares" and "Just Barely Carroll" for his perceived indifference to the game.[2] A great deal of Carroll's negative press, however, can reasonably be attributed to the fact that he often declined interviews and the fact that the Warriors traded Robert Parish and the draft choice used to select Kevin McHale to the Boston Celtics for the first overall pick used to select Carroll.[3] During his first few seasons, however, Carroll was actually a very productive player. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.3 rebounds as a rookie. He scored a game high of 46 points and led the Warriors with 121 blocks during his first season, while being named an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection. 1981–1984[edit] Two seasons later, he averaged a career high 24.1 points to go along with 8.7 rebounds. On March 5, 1983, he scored 52 points against the Utah Jazz. To the surprise of many, Carroll left the Warriors in 1984 to play in Italy[4] for Simac Milano. With Simac Milano, he won both the Italian League Championship, was selected to the All-League team[5] and won the FIBA Korać Cup. 1985–1987[edit] He returned to the NBA for the 1985–86 season and averaged 21.2 points for two consecutive seasons under head coach George Karl. He was named to the 1987 NBA All-Star
NBA All-Star
Game, where he scored 4 points and had 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. Joe Barry played in his first playoff game against the Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
in the 1987 NBA Playoffs, where he helped lead the team to the Western Conference Semifinals, losing to eventual champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his career as a Warrior, he is a top ten career franchise leader in defensive rebounds (3rd), offensive rebounds (4th), points per game (8th), total points (9th) and steals (9th). He scored at least 1,000 points in each of his seasons as a Warrior. He left Golden State as the franchise leader in blocks with 837, which is currently the second most behind Adonal Foyle's 1,090 from 1997 to 2007. Houston Rockets[edit] 1987–1988[edit] After his last full season with the Warriors in the 1986–87 season, his production began to decline. In December, 1987, he was traded with Sleepy Floyd to the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
for Ralph Sampson
Ralph Sampson
and Steve Harris to play under head coach Bill Fitch. Carroll averaged just 12.7 points during that season, where he averaged 20 or more a game the four prior seasons. He helped lead the Rockets to an NBA Playoff appearance, losing to the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
in the first round. Later career[edit] 1988–1991[edit] Carroll was traded to the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
for the 1988–89 season, where he averaged 14.1 points a game and shot 80 percent from the free throw line. He was traded in the middle of the 1989–90 season to the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
for Michael Cutright on February 21, 1990, where he averaged 10 points a game and appeared in the first round of the 1990 NBA Playoffs, losing to the San Antonio Spurs. Joe Barry Carroll played his last NBA season for the Phoenix Suns. Only playing in 11 games and averaging 3.4 points, he shot a career high .917 percent from the line. Career notes[edit] Carroll retired from the NBA in 1991. He ended his career with totals of 12,455 points and 5,404 rebounds, topping 20+ points a game in scoring for 4 seasons. He appeared in 19 playoff games, where he averaged 27 minutes, 5 rebounds and 13.7 points per game. Over his career, he averaged 17.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1 steal, 1.6 blocks per game, with a .474 field goal and .747 free throw percentage in 705 games. He averaged 32 minutes of playing time per game. NBA career statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]


1980–81 Golden State 82

35.6 .491 .000 .716 9.3 1.4 0.6 1.5 18.9

1981–82 Golden State 76 75 34.6 .519 .000 .728 8.3 0.8 0.8 1.7 17.0

1982–83 Golden State 79 79 37.8 .513 .000 .719 8.7 2.1 1.4 2.0 24.1

1983–84 Golden State 80 80 37.0 .477 .000 .723 8.0 2.5 1.3 1.8 20.5

1985–86 Golden State 79 79 35.5 .463 .000 .752 8.5 2.2 1.3 1.8 21.2

1986–87 Golden State 81 81 33.6 .472 – .787 7.3 2.6 1.1 1.5 21.2

1987–88 Golden State 14 14 29.1 .378 .000 .797 6.6 1.4 0.9 1.8 15.5

1987–88 Houston 63 16 25.3 .452 .000 .748 6.3 1.5 0.6 1.3 12.0

1988–89 New Jersey 64 62 31.2 .448 – .800 7.4 1.6 1.1 1.3 14.1

1989–90 New Jersey 46 20 21.8 .393 .000 .794 5.4 0.9 0.4 1.2 8.8

1989–90 Denver 30 27 24.0 .432 – .743 6.4 1.8 0.9 2.0 11.9

1990–91 Phoenix 11 0 8.7 .361 – .917 2.2 1.0 0.1 0.7 3.4

Career 705 533 32.4 .474 .000 .747 7.7 1.8 1.0 1.6 17.7

All-Star 1 0 18.0 .143 – 1.000 6.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 4.0



1987 Golden State 10 10 33.4 .454 .000 .804 6.5 1.9 1.4 2.5 18.9

1988 Houston 4 4 29.0 .383 – .800 4.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 11.0

1990 Denver 3 3 15.3 .563 – 1.000 3.0 1.0 0.3 1.7 6.7

1991 Phoenix 2 0 7.5 .500 – .000 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 4.0

Career 19 17 26.9 .449 .000 .797 4.9 1.4 0.9 1.7 13.7

After retirement[edit] Carroll is currently an investment advisor, author, and painter living outside of Atlanta. At the age of 26, Carroll established the BroadView Foundation to financially support and participate in organizations and programs that serve lower socio-economic groups and individuals in communities of color. In addition to establishing college scholarships, Carroll and BroadView have funded afterschool programs, elder care, Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers, True Colors Theatre, Task Force for the Homeless, and Georgia Innocence Project.[6] In 2013, Carroll expanded his support of the Georgia Innocence Project by fully funding the salary for a full-time staff position. All proceeds from Joe Barry Carroll Publishing are donated to selected nonprofit entities including the Georgia Innocence Project.[7] In 1993, he founded The Carroll Group, a wealth advisory company located in Atlanta.[8] Carroll advises high-net-worth families and professional athletes.[9] Joe Barry Carroll published the memoir, "Growing Up . . . In Words and Images" ( Joe Barry Carroll Publishing, joebarrycarroll.com 2014), a 262-page coffee table book that contains paintings by Carroll and narratives about life as the tenth of 13 children growing up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Denver, Colorado, life in the NBA and creating a fulfilling life after retiring from professional basketball.[10] The book has received praise from Tony Award
Tony Award
winning Broadway stage, Television and Film Director Kenny Leon; Emory University
Emory University
Associate Professor of Art History and African American Studies, Michael D. Harris; Atlanta
Daily World Publisher, M. Alexis Scott; and WABE/NPR Director of Arts and Cultural Programming, Lois Reitzes.[11] In 2014 Carroll received the Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron
Champion for Justice award from the Atlanta
Braves and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in recognition of his ongoing philanthropy and activism. [12] See also[edit]

List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds


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External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com

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NBA first overall draft picks

1947: McNeely 1948: Tonkovich 1949: Shannon 1950: Share 1951: Melchiorre 1952: Workman 1953: Felix 1954: Selvy 1955: Ricketts 1956: Green 1957: Hundley 1958: Baylor 1959: Boozer 1960: Robertson 1961: Bellamy 1962: McGill 1963: Heyman 1964: Barnes 1965: Hetzel 1966: Russell 1967: Walker 1968: Hayes 1969: Alcindor 1970: Lanier 1971: Carr 1972: L. Martin 1973: Collins 1974: Walton 1975: D. Thompson 1976: Lucas 1977: Benson 1978: M. Thompson 1979: E. Johnson 1980: Carroll 1981: Aguirre 1982: Worthy 1983: Sampson 1984: Olajuwon 1985: Ewing 1986: Daugherty 1987: D. Robinson 1988: Manning 1989: Ellison 1990: Coleman 1991: L. Johnson 1992: O'Neal 1993: Webber 1994: G. Robinson 1995: Smith 1996: Iverson 1997: Duncan 1998: Olowokandi 1999: Brand 2000: K. Martin 2001: Brown 2002: Yao 2003: James 2004: Howard 2005: Bogut 2006: Bargnani 2007: Oden 2008: Rose 2009: Griffin 2010: Wall 2011: Irving 2012: Davis 2013: Bennett 2014: Wiggins 2015: Towns 2016: Simmons 2017: Fultz

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1980 NBA draft

First round

Joe Barry Carroll Darrell Griffith Kevin McHale Kelvin Ransey James Ray Mike O'Koren Mike Gminski Andrew Toney Michael Brooks Ronnie Lester Kiki Vandeweghe Mike Woodson Rickey Brown Wes Matthews Reggie Johnson Charles Whitney Larry Drew Don Collins John Duren Bill Hanzlik Monti Davis Chad Kinch Carl Nicks

Second round

Larry Smith Jeff Ruland Sam Worthen John Stroud Craig Shelton Louis Orr Kenny Natt Wayne Robinson David Lawrence Bruce Collins Roosevelt Bouie Rick Mahorn DeWayne Scales Butch Carter Terry Stotts Michael Wiley Dick Miller Jawann Oldham Kimberly Belton Billy Williams Clyde Austin Brad Branson Arnette Hallman

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1980 NCAA Men's Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Mark Aguirre Michael Brooks Joe Barry Carroll Darrell Griffith Kyle Macy

Second Team

Mike Gminski Albert King Mike O'Koren Kelvin Ransey Sam Worthen

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Simac Milano 1984–85 FIBA Korać Cup champions

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