Matt Carroll: NBA, Retirement, Net Worth

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Matt Carroll is an American former professional basketball player. He played high school basketball for Hatboro-Horsham High School in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Matt was never drafted into the NBA but still became a prominent player.

The former player dedicated his ten years to NBA, debuting in 2003 and retiring in 2013.

The shooting guard started his NBA career with Portland Trail Blazers and played for several other teams, such as Roanoke Dazzle, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Bobcats, and Dallas Mavericks.

Matt Carroll Standing In A Black Suit At An Event
Matt Carroll Standing In A Black Suit At An Event (Source: Twitter)

Before debuting in the NBA, Matt was already a basketball star who played in the national team for the USA.

This article will examine Matt Carroll’s early life, financial worth, professional career, and personal life.

Before that, let’s take a look at his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Matthew John Carroll
Name Matt Carroll
Nick Name Matt
Date Of Birth August 28, 1980
Age 43 Years Old
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Height 6 ft 6 in / 1.98 m / 198 cm
Weight 212 lb / 96 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Father’s Name John Carroll
Mother’s Name Not available
Siblings One Brother, Pat Carroll
School/ College Hatboro-Horsham High School
Education Graduate
University University Of Notre Dame
Marital Status Married
Wife  Melanie Carroll
Marriage Year 2005
Children Four; Matty, Charlotte, Nicholas, And Rosalie Carroll
Profession Former NBA Player
Position Shooting guard
Leagues   National Basketball Association (NBA)
NBA Draft Undrafted
Debut Year  2003
Retirement 2013
Playing Teams
  • Portland Trail Blazers 
  • Roanoke Dazzle
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Dallas Mavericks
International Award
  • Gold At the 1998 FIBA Americas U1 Championship
  • Silver at the 1999 U19 World Championship
Awards And achievements
  • NBA D-League MVP In 2005
  • First-team All-Big East In 2003
  • Two times Mr. Basketball.
Net Worth   $1-$5 Million
Social Media Twitter 
Merch Basketball Jersey
Last Update  May 2024

Early Life

Matthew John Carroll was born on August 28, 1980, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to John Carroll (father).

Unfortunately, his mother’s whereabouts are unknown.

He has a brother, Pat Carroll, a Saint Joseph’s University basketball player.

Matt Carroll Playing Basketball For Bobcats
Matt Carroll Playing Basketball For Bobcats (Source: At the hive)

There are no details on the childhood and family of Matt Carroll. But it is known that Matt had a passion for basketball since childhood and started playing it early.

For education, Matt attended Hatboro-Horsham High School and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.

Age, Height & Weight

Matt Carroll was born in 1986, which makes him [calculate years datestring=”08/28/1980″] as of 2024.

Carroll is 1.98 meters tall, weighs around 212 pounds, and has a healthy and athletic physique.

Early Career

Matt was a famous basketball player in his high school, as he was a record-breaking shooting guard.

He finished his high school career with the second-highest scoring total in the history of southeastern Pennsylvania.

The 43-year-old was just behind former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant in the state’s history.

Carroll surpassed Bryant by being the first and only player from Pennsylvania to be crowned Mr. Basketball twice.

Making To The United States Junior National Team

Basketball experts nationwide recognized Carroll’s talent and picked him for the United States Junior National Team twice. 

When Carroll was selected, he was teamed with professional players to play matches against the Dominican Republic and Portugal teams in 1998 and 1999.

Apart from being a United States junior national team member, Carroll also made it into the lineups of prep all-star games such as the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic.

Becoming The University Basketball Star

Carroll enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a prominent player on the college basketball team.

He ranked sixth on Notre Dame’s all-time top scorer list with 1,850 points.

Carroll is also Notre Dame’s second-best all-time performer in three-point field goals made and ranked second in free throw percentage.

Furthermore, he was chosen to the Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention Team and the All-Big East First Team team in his senior year.

Professional Career

NBA Draft

Matt Carroll was already a basketball star even before starting his professional career. Everyone had high hopes for Matt when he entered the 2003 NBA Draft.

But unfortunately, Carroll went undrafted. However, just because he was undrafted doesn’t mean that it was the end of his NBA career.

Carroll became a free agent and signed with the New York Knicks, with whom he had played in their Summer League.

He spent the 2003–04 training camp with the Knicks and was one of the team’s final cuts to join the professional team.

On November 7, 2003, Carroll signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers and participated in 13 games.

After a year, Carroll joined the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA Development League. He later joined the Spurs.

Matt Carroll Throws A Ball From The Floor Against The New York Knicks During Their Game
Matt Carroll Throws A Ball From The Floor Against The New York Knicks During Their Game (Source: Bleacher Report)

Carroll re-signed with the Roanoke Dazzle on December 11, after a successful season with the team, earning him the NBADL Most Valuable Player title in 2004.

He was the most scorer among all in the NBADL. Carroll scored a season-high point in January and was awarded NBADL Player of the Month.

Why Did Matt Carroll Retire From The NBA?

Matt Carroll officially retired in 2013, ending his ten-year-long NBA career. The Bobcats traded the shooter to the Hornets, due to which he could not play much in his 2012/13 season. 

Because he was traded a lot of times which had a huge impact on his career as a whole and consequently lost interest in the game.

Even after retiring as an NBA player, Carroll worked as a basketball coach for the Sixers and coached players like Brett Brown.

As of 2023, he is the director of player programs and analyst for the Hornets.

On January 20, 2023, Carroll congratulated and thanked Mike Brey for coaching and leading for 23 memorable seasons through his Twitter post.

Awards & Achievements

  • NBA D-League MVP in 2005
  • NBADL Player of the Month
  • First-team All-Big East in 2003
  • Two times Mr. Basketball.
  • Gold at the 1998 FIBA Americas U1 Championship
  • Silver at 199 U19 World Championship

Wife & Children

Matt Carroll is married to Melanie Carroll. The couple married in 2005 and are blessed with four children; Matty, Charlotte, Nicholas, and Rosalie Caroll.

Matt Carroll With His Children And Wife
Matt Carroll With His Children And Wife (Source: Twitter)

Though not much information about them is available, it is sure that Carroll has a happy family and loves his wife and children.

Even in his Twitter bio, he has introduced himself as the father of four.

Net Worth & Salary

Matt Carroll’s net worth is estimated from $1 million to $5 million as of 2024.

His net worth is derived from his primary profession as an NBA player.

The athlete signed a rookie deal with the Portland Trail Blazers for $349,032.

Then he signed a deal with the Charlotte Hornets for $1,100,000 (2005), $1,188,000 (2006), and $5,450,000 (2005).

Furthermore, Carroll signed his career’s most significant deal with the Mavericks worth $5,050,000 in 2008.

It’s unknown how much Carroll earned as a coach and sports analyst, but based on his expertise and experience, he probably made good fortunes out of them.

Social Media Presence 

Matt Carroll maintains a strong presence on social media, especially on Twitter. He does not use any other social media apart from it.

The former basketball player has verified a Twitter handle with thousands of followers. He posts regular updates on what is going on in his personal and professional life.

He is also vocal about his opinions and thoughts, which he shares on Twitter.

His bio says, Father of 4, Retired 10-year NBA Vet, Notre Dame Golden Domer, Hornets Director of Player Programs & Analyst. “Keep Hustling & Keep Shooting.”

Popularity Graph

Matt Carroll Popularity Graph
Matt Carroll Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Does Matt Carroll play football as well?

No, Matt Carroll does not play football. Not to be confused with Matt Corrall, who is an American football quarterback.

Why was Matt Carroll not drafted in NBA?

There is no exact reason why but people believe that it may be because he rushed to enter the draft without any preparation.

What are the overall NBA statistics of Matt Carroll?

In his NBA career, Matt Carroll played 459 games with an average of 1.9 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.7 assists, 0.1 blocks, and 6.6 points per game. Overall, he scored 3,013 points, 863 rebounds, and 313 assists.

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