Signature Star: Jaycee Carroll, Real Madrid

May 08, 2018 | by

Since he first donned the white Real Madrid uniform at the start of the 2011-12 season, Jaycee Carroll has been at the heart of all the success that the team has tasted. The 35-year-old shooting guard has played in the second-most games (188) and scored the second-most points (1,848) of all Madrid players in that period while making the second-most three-pointers (315) in the entire Turkish Airlines EuroLeague!

Carroll goes into the Final Four having played in 132 consecutive EuroLeague contests for Madrid. He has not missed a game since April of 2014, giving him the longest such run in the competition. However, Carroll's iron-man streak is only a part of the legacy that he is continually in the process of building. During this successful stint with the club, Carrol has helped the team lift a dozen titles. Among his many heroics, few shine brighter than his 3 three-pointers and 11 third-quarter points in the 2015 EuroLeague championship game, which fueled Madrid's run to victory over Olympiacos Piraeus for the club's ninth and latest EuroLeague crown.

Madrid's American-born guard is arguably the best and most consistent long-distance shooter of this century in the EuroLeague. He is one of just 15 players with more than 300 three-point shots made in the competition. No other player in that select company or with as many games played as his 188, comes even close to Carroll's 43.6% career three-point accuracy. Not much has been different for the sweet-shooting guard this season, either.

In a campaign that has seen Madrid plagued with injuries to several of its stars, Carroll proved again to be a man of few misses. Carroll enters the Final Four having made the second-most triples on the team this season (49), while no Madrid player has shot from the arc with more accuracy (45.4%). Carroll leads the EuroLeague this season in free throw shooting at 97.6%, having made 44 of 45 attempts so far. Should he maintain that accuracy through the Final Four, he will break the EuroLeague's single-season record for free throw shooting perfection! In his fifth Final Four, and having previously already appeared in three EuroLeague championship games, Carroll's legacy can only grow in Belgrade.