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ASU in the Pros Series: Island Storm PG Jahii Carson

In Carson’s return to North America, it seems he’s found his pace.

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Jahii Carson.

Sounds familiar right?

The guy who dazzled Pac-12 hoops averaging over 18 points and six assists per game in his two seasons in maroon and gold.

As the ultimate Sun Devil point guard, he landed the Co-Freshman of the Year Award next to Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad and placed First-Team All Pac-12 in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

He was what led Arizona State to its 14th NCAA tournament appearance in 2014. If Sun Devil fans would like to be reminded of the atrocity that occurred in Milwaukee, that can be viewed here. And as the Sun Devil bench fell to its knees and the Texas Longhorns paraded at the buzzer, Carson left to the pros.

Forgoing two seasons of college basketball, Carson bounced around quite a ton.

Playing for Wollongong Hawks (Australia), Metalac Valjevo (Serbia) , Adanaspor (Turkey) and now the Island Storm (Canada), the 5-foot-10, 180-pound, 24-year-old has already been signed to teams in four different countries in three separate continents in three years.

Though it’s not the NBA, Carson has seemed to find a home — or a temporary home for the time being.

Not only did he average nearly 20.7 points per game in the regular season, Carson led his team with 6.8 assists per game and is in the midst of a playoff run.

Will he make the NBA?

Departing from Europe and playing in Canada, Carson has at least moved to the right continent for NBA basketball. Will he make a team though is the question.

After going undrafted in 2014, Carson played for the Houston Rockets that summer. A year later, Carson play for the Orlando Magic summer team, but suffered a foot injury, making his hopes at achieving a roster spot implausible.

Then in 2016, Carson didn’t go to a summer league team, but he tweeted this.

Yes, “Heezus” was looking for a roster spot on the Phoenix Suns. It did not happen, but after a year’s worth of a 20-point, nearly seven assist average of a season in Canada, Carson may be invited to the Suns or another NBA team’s summer camp once again.

Where is the rest of ASU Basketball?

James Harden (Houston Rockets), Jordan Bashinsky (Nagoya Diamond Dolphins), Eric Jacobson (Adelaide 36ers), Shaquille McKissic (Usak Turkey), Wille Atwood (Basket Massagno).