April 5, 2005
PORTSMOUTH, VA - Saint Joseph's standout Pat Carroll is one of 64 college seniors who has been invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which serves as a showcase for the players in front of NBA scouts and front-office personnel. The tournament will be held from April 6 to 9 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA. For tournament reports, click here.
The four-day tournament with eight teams competing serves as the only post-season event held prior to the Chicago Draft Camp.
Carroll will be playing for the Holiday Inn Portsmouth Team. George Washington's T.J. Thompson is the only other Atlantic 10 player invited to the tournament.
Carroll ended his career as one of SJU's finest perimeter shooters while putting together his best season in a Hawk uniform. He owns the school records for career 3-point field goals (294), 3-point percentage (44.5) and 3-point attempts (661), while setting the single-season marks this year for 3-pointers (135) and attempts (311). The 6-5 forward tallied 1,324 points in his career, ranking him 22nd on the SJU all-time list.
Carroll was the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America after leading the Hawks in scoring with 18.3 points per game. Despite missing the first game with a shoulder injury, the senior co-captain netted double figures in all but four games. He was named to the All-District Teams by both the USBWA and the NABC, and was the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship.
Carroll and classmate John Bryant helped the Hawks to four consecutive postseason berths and became the second winningest class in school history with a 96-32 record during their four years.
Saint Joseph's turned around a 3-6 start to win 21 games in 2005 and finish with a 24-12 record, while reaching the championship game of the NIT.