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January 27, 2014

Carroll carries on

Fairview’s lone senior has made significant strides

(Continued)

WESTWOOD —

Carroll only has about a month left in his term as the Eagles’ senior leader. “It’s pretty sad. I hate it,” he said, adding a paradoxical chuckle. “I don’t want it to end.”
But when it does, Carroll wants to try to play collegiately. Cooksey said he is putting out feelers to schools, mostly on the NAIA level.
Carroll measured his words before stating, “I’ve worked for what I’ve done so far in the season. I want to keep on working to play college ball, and if that’s possible, I’ll work as hard as possible.”
“I think once he’s given an opportunity, a program would be very lucky to have him,” Cooksey said, “because he’s not only a great kid on the court; off the court, in the classroom, he’s a good student. He works tremendously hard, doesn’t say much.”
Between now and whatever comes next, Carroll will continue to help the Eagles lay the foundation for future squads.
“He is showing our kids by leading through example that if you put the time in, if you work hard, if you have a good attitude, that you can be successful,” Cooksey said. “Most of the time, when you find kids that basically want to spend that time in the gym and do things the right way, they’re gonna be successful.”
ZACK KLEMME can be reached at zklemme@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2658.

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