Thursday, December 31, 2009

Memphis Tigers All-Decade Team: Power Forward

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Rodney Carney
  • Rodney Carney

No player in Tiger history combined sky-walking flare and long-distance marksmanship like Carney delivered over four seasons. While he played anywhere from shooting guard to power forward, on this team he fills the four spot. First caught national attention as a sophomore, scoring 26 points (with six three-pointers) and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Tigers' opening-round win over South Carolina in the 2004 NCAA tournament. Led Tigers in scoring as a junior (16.0 ppg) and senior (17.2). Named Conference USA Player of the Year in 2006, when he also earned second-team All-America honors from the AP. Holds Tiger records for three-pointers made in a single season (102 in 2005-06) and for a career (287). Carney's 1,901 career points trail only Keith Lee and Elliot Perry in the Memphis record book.

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