Guess who’s back? Back again? Carroll’s back. Tell your friends.
Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll has announced that he will be coming back to school for his senior season in the black and orange.
This is a UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE relief to Cowboy fans, as the thought of losing Phil Forte, Leyton Hammonds, Jawun Evans and Jeffrey Carroll in the same offseason was unbearable.
Here’s what Carroll had to say about the decision to come back to Stillwater.
"Two weeks ago I decided to take another step toward my childhood dream and test the waters of the NBA Draft. To say the least, I was overwhelmed by the support of the Oklahoma State family that day. It's been two weeks of soul-searching on my part, and through it all I kept coming back to one conclusion – we have unfinished business in Stillwater. Me and my brothers in that locker room have lofty goals and I want to be there to help lead us to those goals. I'm excited to announce that I will be returning for my senior season and I can't wait to get Gallagher-Iba Arena rocking again."
This is also big news for new Head Coach Mike Boynton, who was fired up on Twitter.
Last season, Carroll was one of the most improved players in America. Per game, he averaged 17.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists. On the season, he shot 53.7 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 80.7 percent from the charity stripe.
This improvement helped him earn a second-team All-Big 12 Conference spot from both the Associated Press and Big 12 coaches. He was also named first-team NABC All-District, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association named him a second-team All-District selection, per the OSU website.
Former Cowboy guard Bryndon Manzer, who works for ESPN covering Big 12 men’s college basketball, named Jeffrey Carroll as one of his “players to watch” next season.
Bryndon Manzer's "Players To Watch" for next year! Keenan Evans of Texas Tech, Jeffrey Carroll of OSU, & Devonte Graham of KU. (Part 1) pic.twitter.com/Yww5qikHo2— Big 12 This Week (@Big12ThisWeek) April 6, 2017
This is reassuring news to Cowboy fans, as one of the fan-favorites will be returning to finish his career in the orange and black.