Earlier this year, in a game against Idaho at the Smith Spectrum in Logan, Jaycee Carroll hit a 3-pointer that made him the all-time leading scorer in the history of Utah State University's basketball program. After the game, he was carried around the court on the shoulders of teammates.
His final memory of that building, however, will have nothing to do with basketball.
Carroll and his wife, Baylee, will speak at a devotional for Cache Valley young adults and high school seniors Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Smith Spectrum.
Wayne Henderson, Carroll's friend and former Logan institute instructor, said in the Feb. 14 edition of Mormon Times that Carroll hoped a fireside talk would be his final performance at the arena.
"That's the (final) thing he wants to do at the Spectrum as a student at Utah State University," Henderson said.
Thanks to arrangements made by the student stakes that serve Utah State University, Carroll will get that chance.
"The Lord brought it about for him," said Wayne Dymock, director of the Logan LDS Institute of Religion. "He's getting his wish."
Jaycee and Baylee Carroll will speak on "Why I believe."
Carroll, who completed his eligibility when the Aggies lost at Illinois State in the National Invitational Tournament, played his final home game at the Spectrum on March 3. He scored 33 points in the Aggies' 79-66 win over Fresno State.Carroll was named the Western Athletic Conference player of the year and an honorable mention Associated Press All-American. His record-setting career point total is 2,522. He holds nine other school records.
For complete coverage of the Carrolls' fireside, see the April 26 edition of the LDS Church News.