The Utah Jazz’s very own “Junkyard Dog” came to Price to play games with local children, speak about his life and basketball career, and sign autographs for fans.
Carroll also smiled with fans for cameras and answered questions. Some quirky facts answered by Carroll included that his favorite color is red, he loves to sleep in his free time, and he is best friends with teammate Earl Watson. He also emphasized that hard work will beat talent every time. A player needs to always try their hardest and have “vision” by keeping the ball constantly in their sight to excel in basketball.
The small forward just finished his second year playing for the Utah Jazz, appearing in 66 games. His intensity on the court rightfully fits his nickname of the “Junkyard Dog.”
The event was made possible by the Utah Jazz in conjunction with Carbon County Recreation. The player appearance has become an annual happening at the BDAC, with past appearances by Jazz stars such as Derrick Favors and Jeremy Evans. Jazz fans anxiously await the event next year with yet another basketball star.