Jaycee Carroll Named To Western Athletic Conference All-Decade Team

LOGAN, Utah ­ The Western Athletic Conference recently conducted an online vote for the All-Decade Men’s Basketball Team and former Utah State All-American Jaycee Carroll was one of five players selected to the team despite playing in the league just three years. More than 1,000 fans participated and voted on players that had been on at least two all-WAC teams between 2000 and 2010.Nevada’s Nick Fazekas was the leading vote getter with 60 percent of the votes. Joining Fazekas on the team are Fresno State’s Melvin Ely, Louisiana Tech’s Paul Millsap, Nevada’s Luke Babbitt and Carroll.Carroll earned back-to-back All-America honors during his Utah State career as he was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press as both a junior and senior. He finished his career as the school’s all-time scoring leader with 2,522 points and also ranks first all-time at USU in games played (134), games started (132), minutes played (4,596), double-figure scoring games (121), field goals made (880) and attempted (1,721), three-point field goals made (369) and attempted (793), and three-point field goal percentage (.465). Those 369 three-pointers also rank first all-time in the history of the WAC.As a senior, Carroll was named the 2008 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as he led the league and ranked 13th nationally with 22.4 points per game. He also led the nation in three-point shooting at 49.8 percent and was second in the country in free throw shooting at 91.9 percent. During his senior year, he scored 785 points which is the second-most in school history, and made 114 three-pointers to set a new USU single-season record.Carroll spent his freshman season (2004-05) in the Big West Conference and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. He then played his final three seasons in the WAC as Utah State joined the league prior to the 2005-06 season. In the WAC, Carroll earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore and first-team honors as both a junior and senior.The WAC All-Decade Men’s Basketball team is listed below, along with eachstudent-athlete’s major accomplishments. Jaycee Carroll, Utah State, 2004-08. 2007-08 WAC Player of the Year. Two-time first team all-WAC selection (2006-07, 2007-08). Second team all-WAC honoree (2005-06). Two-time WAC All-Tournament team selection (2007, 2008). Six-time WAC Player of the Week honoree. Two-time all-district selection (2006-07, 2007-08). AP All-American honorable mention (2007, 2008). All-time career WAC leader with 290 made three-point field goalsNick Fazekas, Nevada, 2003-07. Three-time WAC Player of the Year (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07). Three-time first team all-WAC honoree (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07). 2003-04 WAC All-Newcomer team selection. 10-time WAC Player of the Week honoree. 2006 WAC Tournament MVP. 2006 WAC All-Tournament team. 2006 Joe Kearney Award winner. Three-time first team all-District honoree (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07). Two-time USBWA district 8 Player of the Year (2005-06, 2006-07). AP All-American honorable mention (2004-05). 2006 AP All-American third team (2005-06). 2007 Consensus All-AmericanMelvin Ely, Fresno State, 1998-2002. Two-time WAC Player of the Year (2001-02, 2002-03). Second team all-WAC honoree (1999-2000). Two-time first team all-WAC honoree (2000-01, 2001-02). Four-time WAC All-Defensive team honoree (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01,2001-02). 1998-99 WAC all-newcomer team selection. Three-time WAC Player of Week honoee. Named to 25-year first team all-WAC in March of 2004. 2002 WAC All-Tournament team. 2000-01 AP All-American honorable mention. 2006 WAC All-Tournament teamPaul Millsap, Louisiana Tech, 2003-06. 2003-04 WAC Freshman of the Year. 2003-04 WAC All-Newcomer team selection. Two-time first team all-WAC honoree (2004-05, 2005-06). Second team all-WAC honoree (2003-04). 2005-06 WAC All-Defensive team selection. Seven-time WAC Player of the Week selection. All-District honoree (2005-06). 2006 WAC All-Tournament team. Three-time NCAA rebounding leader. Holds WAC single-season record for rebounds with 438Luke Babbitt, Nevada, 2008-Present. 2009-10 WAC Player of the Year. Two-time first team all-WAC honoree (2008-09, 2009-10). 2009-10 Academic All-American. Two-time WAC all-academic honoree (2008-09, 2009-10). Two-time all-district selection (2008-09, 2009-10). Three-time WAC Player of the Week honoree. 2008-09 WAC all-newcomer team. 2008-09 WAC Freshman of the Year. Two-time WAC All-Tournament team selection (2009, 2010). AP Academic All-American honorable mention (2009-10) -USU-

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