Feb. 25, 2008
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's Jaycee Carroll continues to put up unbelievable numbers in his senior season and is now the nation's top three-point shooter according to the latest NCAA statistics released on Monday.
Carroll, a 6-2 senior guard from Evanston, Wyo. (Evanston HS), is currently shooting 51.4 percent from three-point range (91-177) to rank first in the nation. He also ranks fifth in the nation in free throw shooting at 91.5 percent (108-118), is 12th nationally in scoring with 22.0 points per game, and 23rd in the nation with 3.3 made three-pointers per contest.
Carroll, who earned honorable mention All-American honors from the Associated Press following his junior season, is currently the only player at the NCAA Division I level who is shooting better than 50 percent from both the field and three-point range, and better than 90 percent from the free throw line. Through 28 games this year, Carroll is shooting 52.4 percent from the field (209-399), 51.4 percent from three-point range (91-177) and 91.5 percent from the free throw line (108-118).
Senior guard Kris Clark (Wilmington, N.C.) also ranks among the nationally leaders as he is currently 10th in the nation with 6.5 assists per game and 30th in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.29-to-1.00.
As a team, Utah State ranks second in the nation in free throw shooting at 78.3 percent. USU is also fourth nationally in overall shooting at 50.5 percent, 11th in assists with 17.8 per game, and 13th in three-point shooting at 40.1 percent.
Utah State returns to Western Athletic Conference action on Thursday, Feb. 28 when it hosts Louisiana Tech (4-21, 1-11) at 8 p.m., in a game televised regionally by ESPN. USU is currently 19-9 on the season and in fourth-place in the WAC with an 8-4 league record, and looking for its ninth straight 20-win season.
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