Position: G Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 205
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Previous School: Stetson Univ.
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Kinesiology
2011-12: In his junior season at LMU, Carden appeared in 31 games, starting 23 of those contests. Carden finished second on the team in minutes played with 858 total, averaging out to 27.7 per game. He notched 8.8 points and dished out 2.4 assists per contest. Carden led the team with 63 made three-pointers, notching that figure on 39% shooting. He also recorded 75 assists with only 29 turnovers. In 31 games, Carden scored double-figures on 14 occasions, highlighted by his 20 points on 8-9 shooting in a win over Ohio Mid-Western (12/7). Carden went 6-10 from the field to record 16 points in a win over Augusta State (12/19). He drained a season-high five three-pointers against Newberry (1/7). At King College (12/17), he a career-high seven rebounds. He matched his career-high in assists with eight in a win over Mars Hill (2/8). Carden made multiple three-point field goals in 22 contests.
2010-11: During his sophomore campaign, Carden appeared in all 30 games, starting 25. That season, Carden averaged 10.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while leading the squad in steals (46), three-point field goals (74) and three-point percentage (43%). Carden also compiled a 46% mark from the field and an 80% number from the charity stripe. He attained double-figure scoring in 15 games, highlighted by a career-high 26 points on 7-8 shooting against Tusculum (2/2). He matched his career-high in assists with eight against Carson-Newman (1/26) and Mars Hill (1/13). He notched a career-high five steals against Hiwassee (11/27).
2009-10: In his first season at LMU, Carden appeared in 28 games with four starts to his credit. He averaged an even seven points per game while pulling in 1.3 rebounds and handing out 1.6 assists per game. He notched a three-point percentage of 40% and an 86.4% percent mark from the free throw line. His best performance of the season came with his 23-point outburst against Mars Hill (3/3), notched on 6-11 shooting from beyond the arc. Carden capped the season with six double-digit scoring performances.
2008-09: Carden attended Stetson University where he was redshirted.
Prep: Carden averaged 15.9 points, 6.9 assists and 2.9 steals per game during his prep career. He tallied marks of 40% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc. At the completion of his career, Carden was Pinellas Park High’s all-time leading scorerr with 1, 706 career points highlighted by 369 career treys. He was a four-time All-Pinellas Country Athletic Conference honoree, a First Team All-District selection, All-Area, All-State Honorable Mention and Pinellas Country Player of the Year.
Personal: Plans to major in Kinesiology… Born May 30, 1989… Son of Allen and Tammy Carden.
Career highs entering the 2012-2013 season
Points: 26 vs. Tusculum (2/2/11)
3-FGM: 7 vs. Tusculum (2/2/11)
Rebounds: 7 vs. Carson Newman (2/23/11)
Steals: 5 vs. Hiwassee (11/27/10)
Asst: 8 on three occasions (latest 2/8/12)