Brotherly Love Comes to Tiger and Cougar Basketball
"Me and my brother, we're real real close," said Deandre. "People called us twins most of our life."
Demarre added, "My relationship with him is the best. He's my best friend. He's my pal I go to in a time of need. Overall, he's a great person."
Both Carrolls said they learn a lot from each other.
"I'm kind of jealous of his passing. I'm trying to learn how to pass like my brother," Deandre said. "He's my younger brother but he passes real well, so I'm trying to pick it up from him."
Anderson coached Deandre at the University of Alabama-Birmingham before taking over as MU head coach this season.
"He's a leader. He's one of those guys," said Anderson. "He has a tremendous personality when you get a chance to know him and talk to him. He articulates well."
So, which Carroll wins when they go one-on-one against each other?
"He's won a couple games so far," admitted Deandre. "He's getting better and better and better everytime we play."
There's a lot of love between the brothers, and a lot of competition.
"When I was little, he used to always beat me, make me cry," recalled Demarre. "But, in the long run, they always say the little brother beats the big brother. So I feel that I can kill him right now."
Demarre Carroll must sit out this season because of transfer rules, but he is eligible to play for Mizzou starting in the 2007-2008 season.