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Carroll: "I still harbour one dream at Real Madrid: to repeat 2015 and win it all"

NEWS | 31/08/2017

The Whites' shooting guard took centre stage in the latest instalment of Realmadrid TV's ‘Campo de estrellas’ show.
Jaycee Carroll took centre stage in the latest edition of Realmadrid TV's 'Campo de estrellas' series as the American looked back on his first steps in Utah and his early days at Real Madrid, where he holds the appearance record for a foreign player: "It's a real source of pride to be at such a historic club and to have played more games than any other foregin player. However, I've still harbour one dream: to repeat 2015 and win it all".

"I knew right from the off that Real Madrid is where I wanted to be. I didn't want to play for any other team. I wanted to live in Madrid and enjoy myself with this team, the fans and revel in the club's history. I've tried to represent the club as best I could".

Special times
"It would have to be the first Copa del Rey that we won in Barcelona. There was also the triple that I posted as I was falling over in the final of the EuroLeague against Olympiacos, in which, on the television, you could see the King of Spain put his hands on his head, because he couldn't believe it".

Beginnings
"From a very young age I loved basketball. I did other sports, like swimming, but I wanted to follow the example set by my parents, who played at university. I really put my heart into it and tried hard to become the best player I could be. I went on my bike to the university where my Dad was playing, and whenever they were a player down in training, they got me to play with them".

I've always tried to be an efficient player with high shooting accuracy and not just shoot for the sake of shooting.

University and the move to Europe
"The four years that I spent at Utah State were incredible, I've got really good memories of my time there. In my first year as a rookie, I recall scoring a triple which broke the record for three-pointers scored in a single game".

"My time didn't come and I headed off to Europe. Here the standard of basketball is impressive and the style of play sees the ball shared throughout the team. After a spell at Terrano, where we had a great season, I arrived in Spain, at Gran Canaria, a club I will always be grateful to".

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