Rejection and Jaycee Carroll

Jaycee Carroll knows what it’s like to hear the word ‘No.’

But he’s still holding onto the dream of playing in the NBA and after a pair of stints with summer league teams – the Celtics in Orlando and Knicks in Las Vegas – Carroll hopes to get an invitation to a team’s camp.

After the just-completed Las Vegas summer league, Carroll was interviewed by NBA.com’s Hang Time Blog.

Here’s an excerpt from the report.

“Carroll was impressive in Orlando, averaging 14.8 points in four games for the Celtics, showing off a nice jump shot with an ability to get into the lane for the floater. In Vegas, Carroll’s playing time was limited and he averaged just 6.5 points in 11.3 minutes per game.

Carroll has spent the last two seasons in Europe, first with Teramo of the Italian league, where he averaged 16.4 points. This past season, Carroll averaged 19.1 points while playing for Gran Canarias in the Spanish league.”

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