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
* 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 After retirement * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Carroll, a 7'0" center , attended
After high school, Carroll moved on to play college basketball at
Purdue University . Under head coach
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.
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.
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 .
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Carroll was selected by the 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. 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. 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.
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 for Simac Milano . With Simac Milano , he won both the Italian League Championship , was selected to the All-League team and won the FIBA Korac Cup.
He returned to the NBA for the 1985–86 season and averaged 21.2
points for two consecutive seasons under head coach
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
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 for 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 in the first round.
Carroll was traded to the
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
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.
Carroll is currently an investment advisor, author, and painter
living outside of
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 . 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.
In 1993, he founded The Carroll Group, a wealth advisory company
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. The book has received praise from Tony Award winning Broadway stage, Television and Film Director Kenny Leon ; 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.
In 2014 Carroll received the
* List of NCAA Division I men\'s basketball players with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds
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