Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players. This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll. Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8 and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz. Carroll played in 24 games for the Jazz last season and started the last nine games of the regular season. He averaged five points and three rebounds per game. Carroll graduated from Missouri in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development. While he was playing for Missouri, he earned the nickname Junkyard Dog because of his intense work ethic. He led John Carroll Catholic High School (Birmingham, Ala.) to two-straight state championships in 2003-2004. He became the first player in the history of the school to have his jersey (No. 32) retired during a ceremony in August 2009. Jr. Jazz officials would love to see a huge crowd for DeMarre so please bring your kids out to the Trojan Century Center on August 6, at 10 a.m. The kids always have a great time so come and join the fun.
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