Former Tiger DeMarre Carroll signs with Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz (13-11) signed free agent and former Tiger DeMarre Carroll on Wednesday. He practiced with his new teammates on Thursday.

He signed with Memphis as a first round pick in 2009 and played 71 games his rookie season. Since then, however, he has only played 16 games with both Houston and Denver. The 6-foot-8 forward is shooting 40.8 percent in his two-year career in the NBA.

While playing for Missouri, Carroll earned 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, 2008 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team, 2008 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and Most Valuable Player at the CBE Classic honors. In his last season as a Tiger, he averaged 13 points and and 6.7 rebounds. He played for Vanderbilt for two seasons before transferring to Missouri.

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