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LOGAN, Utah - The Associated Press announced its 2007 men's basketball All-American teams on Monday and Utah State's Jaycee Carroll was one of 48 players from across the country named to the honorable mention team. In all 63 student-athletes were named All-American's by the Associated Press.
Carroll joins former Aggie great Wayne Estes as the only two players in school history to be named an All-American by the Associated Press as Estes earned second-team AP All-America honors following the 1965 season. The only other player in school history to earn All-America honors is Tony Brown who earned honorable mention honors from the Basketball News following the 2002 season.
"This is a tremendous honor for Jaycee and certainly well deserved," said USU head coach Stew Morrill. "Being named as an All-American is something you carry with you for the rest of your life and he certainly had a year worthy of this type of recognition. We are very excited for him individually and for our program as a whole."
Carroll is one of just two players from the Western Athletic Conference honored as Nevada's Nick Fazekas was named to the AP's second-team. Carroll is also one of just three players from the state of Utah to be honored as BYU's Keena Young and Weber State's David Patten were also named honorable mention All-America's by the Associated Press.
Carroll, a 6-2 junior guard from Evanston, Wyo., earned first-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors this past season as he finished first in the league and 10th in the nation in scoring with 21.3 points per game. Carroll also led the WAC in free throw shooting (88.8) and three-point shooting (43.2), was fifth in overall shooting (52.7), and 12th in rebounding (6.3).
Overall, Carroll finished the year with 746 points which ranks second all-time at Utah State for a single-season behind Estes who scored 821 points during his junior season in 1964. Those 746 points are also tied for the eight-most ever scored in a single-season in the 45-year history of the WAC.
Carroll's other honors this year include being named a second-team high-major All-American by CollegeHoops.net, and to the all-tournament team of the 2007 Western Athletic Conference tournament. He was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 14 second-team, and to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VIII team.