Credit: Imago Images – Scanpix
Credit Imago Images – Scanpix

The Royal club has its roster outlined for the 2021-22 campaign in place, except for one last unknown: will Jaycee Carroll continue with the team? The 38-year-old veteran has had a renewal offer on the table for months but is yet to respond.

Seems that Pablo Laso will start the season without one of the best sharpshooters of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in recent years. Mundo Deportivo reports that the American shooting guard has been flirting with the retirement idea for a long time so that he can dedicate more of his time to the ranch in Utah. Carroll and his wife Baylee have another project in the works - raising Wagyu, a Japanese cattle breed.

However, the player believes that he still has quality basketball left in the tank and, thus, is hesitant between going into retirement or extending his career for another year. He has already been wrestling a similar dilemma a year ago. Now the family pressure is greater for Carroll to stay permanently in the United States. Although, the deadly sniper would like to be able to say goodbye to Real Madrid by playing one last year with fans in the stands.

Last season the veteran guard averaged 9.4 points (63.3% 2PT, 40.7% 3PT) in 31 EuroLeague games.

Jaycee Carroll has been a member of Real since 2011. With the whites, he became a two-time EuroLeague champion (2015, 2018) and a five-time ACB League winner. He has a career average of 42.1% (437/1038) accuracy from deep in 274 EuroLeague contests.

During the Urbonus podcast, BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Rytis Vysniauskas discussed the all-time most underrated EuroLeague five. Rytis included Carroll in his selection of a shooting guard. You can listen to Rytis’ thoughts on Carroll from 1:37:15.

Current roster

Real Madrid

Position Player Status
PG Carlos Alocen Signed until 2024
PG Nigel Williams-Goss (story) Signed until 2023
PG/SG Thomas Heurtel (story) Signed until 2022
SG Sergio Llull Signed until 2022
SG Fabien Causeur Signed until 2022
SG Alberto Abalde Signed until 2025
SF Adam Hanga (story) Signed until 2023
SF Rudy Fernandez Signed until 2022
SF Jeffery Taylor Signed until 2022
PF Anthony Randolph Signed until 2023
PF Guerschon Yabusele (story) Signed until 2022
PF Trey Thompkins Signed until 2022
C Walter Tavares Signed until 2024
C Vincent Poirier Signed until 2024
Coach Pablo Laso
Expired contract Felipe Reyes (retirement), Jaycee Carroll, Alex Tyus, Nicolas Laprovittola (will not return)
Rumored to leave Usman Garuba (NBA), Carlos Alocen

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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