Jeffrey Carroll is headed to the Lake Show. The former Oklahoma State star went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night, but Carroll didn’t take long to find his NBA home, signing a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) June 22, 2018
Carroll had a distinguished four-year career for Oklahoma State, topping 1,000 career points and averaging 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior. Carroll worked out for a number of NBA teams during the run-up to the draft, but was generally not listed in NBA mock drafts.
Unsurprisingly, Carroll wasn’t selected in the draft, but he wasn’t on the market long. His signing with the Lakers gives him some security moving forward, that he will at least get an opportunity to make the team in training camp.
Carroll will most likely next take the court with the Lakers in the NBA Summer League. With the advent of two-way contracts this past season, the odds are higher than ever that Carroll will make the Lakers roster in the 2018-19 season.