Joe Barry Carroll is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. In 1987, he was named an NBA All-Star while playing for the Golden State Warriors. In his 12-year career professional career, he played for five teams. He also played for a season in Italy.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Joe Barry Carroll was born on July 24, 1958, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He stands 213 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 116 kg. After his career in the NBA, he pursued an artistic career and became an artist and author.

He is also known for his philanthropic pursuits and is involved with the Georgia Innocence Project.

Position Center
Height / weight 2.13 m / 116 kg
Born 24 Jul 1958
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 1991
203 new jersey nets New Jersey Nets 1988 - 1990
225 denver nuggets Denver Nuggets 1990
219 houston rockets Houston Rockets 1987 - 1988
230 golden state warriors GSW 1985 - 1987
Simac Milano 1984 - 1985
230 golden state warriors GSW 1980 - 1984

High School and College Career

Carroll attended Denver East High School. There, he received All-American honors. After high school, he played collegiate basketball with Purdue University from 1976 to 1980. While there, he received All-America and All-Big Ten honors. He was also named to the Consensus first-team All-America in 1980.

Professional Career

Carroll joined the NBA in 1980 and he was the first overall pick of the draft by the Golden State Warriors. He played with the Warriors through to 1984. In 1981, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

In the 1984-1985 season, he played in Italy for the Simac Milano and he was instrumental in the club winning the Italian Serie A Championship in 1985.

He returned to the NBA and the Warriors in 1985. In 1987, he was named an NBA All-Star. From 1987-1988, he played with the Houston Rockets. Following that, he played for the New Jersey Nets from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he signed with the Denver Nuggets, and in 1991, he signed with the Phoenix Suns. He retired from the NBA in 1991.

Career Highlights

  • 1987 - NBA All-Star
  • 1981 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1985 - Italian Serie A champion
  • 1985 - FIBA Korać Cup
  • 1980 - Consensus first-teamAll-America
  • 1979 - Third-team All-America – AP,NABC
  • 1979, 1980 - First-team All-Big Ten

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