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Rodney Carney
Full Name: Rodney Dion Carney
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 205
Birthdate: April 15, 1984 (Memphis, Tenn.)
High School: Northwest HS (Indianapolis, Ind.)
College: Memphis
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Memphis
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 30 26 102 238 .429 43 67 .642 47 130 .362 144 34 23 46 294 9.80
2003-04 28 18 126 325 .388 50 73 .685 62 167 .371 159 30 23 32 364 13.0
2004-05 38 28 211 519 .407 109 141 .773 76 234 .325 190 44 39 28 607 16.0
2005-06 37 29 220 505 .436 94 132 .712 102 261 .395 158 47 49 25 636 17.2
Totals 133 101 659 1587 .415 296 413 .717 287 792 .362 651 155 134 131 1901 14.3

Career Highlights: Holds Memphis record for career three-pointers made (287, 3rd in C-USA history) and finished third in career scoring for the Tigers (1,901 points). Played in 133 career games, second most in school history.

Senior (2005-06): Conference USA Player of the Year and C-USA All-Tournament Team selection. NABC All-District 7 and USBWA Al-District 4 First Team. Helped lead Tigers to NCAA Elite Eight after claiming C-USA regular season and tournament titles and earning best single-season mark in school history (33-4). Set Memphis single-season record with 102 three-pointers made. Ranked second in C-USA in scoring (17.2 ppg), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.362) and 13th in free throw percentage (.712). Scored double figures in 33 games. Scored a career-high 37 points in win over Louisiana Tech. Tied a career high with six three-pointers in three games on the season.

Junior (2004-05): Played in all 38 games and started 28. Led team in scoring (16.0 ppg, 5th in C-USA) and free throw percentage (.733, 15th), and finished 13th in C-USA in three-pointers made per game. Scored in double figures in 29 games. Averaged 19.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in four NIT games.

Sophomore (2003-04): Played in 28 of 30 games, missing two games after suffering a head injury on Dec. 27 and undergoing surgery to repair a bone crack above his eye. Finished third on squad in scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg). Netted double figures in seven of last nine games on the season. Hit four or more three-pointers in seven contests.

Freshman (2002-03): Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Started 26 of 30 games, averaging 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Had a team-leading 46 blocks and ranked fourth in C-USA with 1.53 bpg. Averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in C-USA Tournament.

Strengths: Tremendous athlete with exceptional speed and leaping ability. Great elevation on his jumpshot, which improved throughout his college career. Active defender who anticipates well.

Personal: The Indiana High School Athletic Association state champion in the high jump as a senior at Northwest High School.