Final Four: 7 things to know about Charlotte High grad, FAU basketball player Tre Carroll
Tre Carroll was one of the most anticipated athletes coming out of Charlotte County. Carroll was much bigger than the other student/athletes coming up. He went to Charlotte High where he had a storied basketball career. Receiving a number of college offers, Carroll decided to stay in state and attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. In his first full season with the Owls, the FAU advanced further than it has in program history. While Carroll has not played much during the NCAA Tournament, the Owls are in the Final 4 on Saturday against San Diego State with a trip to the championship game on the line.
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Here are seven things you may not have known about Tre Carroll:
2-time Herald-Tribune Player of the Year
Carroll was the two-time Herald-Tribune Player of the Year. As a junior, he averaged 24.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists. As a senior, Carroll averaged 22.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.5 assists.
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A first for the Tarpons
During Carroll’s senior season, Charlotte High reached the Final 4 for the first time in program history. After defeating East Lake in Tarpons Springs in the regional final, the Eagles’ first home loss of the season, the Tarpons lost to Mater Academy, 59-53, in the Class 6A state semifinals. Carroll had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Seven offers out of high school
Carroll received at least seven college offers out of Charlotte High: Tennessee Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast University, Santa Clara, University of South Florida, Stetson and the Owls.
Away from Charlotte High
During AAU season, Carroll played for TeamParsons 17-under National Team.
Carroll comes from a very athletic family. His mother Tricia was a 1,000-point scorer in high school while playing at both Port Charlotte High and finishing her career at Charlotte High. She currently is one of the area’s top basketball officials.
His father, Anthony Hargrove, played football, basketball and performed in track and field at Port Charlotte High School, went to Georgia Tech, was drafted in the third round (91st overall) of the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams and won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints. Hargrove was part of seven NFL organizations from 2004-13.
With the Owls
Carroll redshirted his freshman year. This season, he had season-highs of 11 points, going 2-for-2 from beyond the arc, and six rebounds against The University of Texas at San Antonio in 12 minutes. His season-high in minutes is 14 against Bryant.
The 6-foot-7, 227-pound Carroll wears No. 25 with the Owls after wearing No. 12 with the Tarpons. He played in 18 games, averaging 5.7 minutes, 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. Carroll is 19 years old. He was born on April 16, 2003.
This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: FAU basketball: Things to know about Charlotte grad Tre Carroll