Oklahoma State RS junior, Jeffrey Carroll, has decided he's going to test the waters of the NBA.
"First off, I want to thank all of the fans who have reached out to me this season," Carroll said. "You guys are the reason Oklahoma State is my home, and why I never want to play for another school. We were able to accomplish so much last season, and my growth on and off the court has put me one step closer to realizing my childhood dream of playing in the NBA. At this time, I think I would be silly to not test the NBA waters and seek the advice of actual NBA personnel, but I will do so without hiring an agent. If their advice is that I return to college for my final year, I will proudly put on that Cowboy jersey and give my all for Oklahoma State."
I think that this is a smart decision on Carroll's part NOT to hire an agent, and just get advice about where he stands in eyes of NBA execs. Carroll has had an incredible turnaround this past season averaging 28.7 min per game and 17.3 points a game, 9.3 points more per game than the 2015-16 season. And in the history of Oklahoma State basketball, Bryant "Big Country" Reeves and Carroll are the only two players to average 17 or more points a game with a nine or more point increase from the previous season.