Jahii Carson wants Suns to know he's available

Posted at 1:28 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 15:28:19-05

Mesa High School alum Jahii Carson left Arizona State after his redshirt sophomore season to pursue a career in the NBA.

But Carson wasn't selected in the 2014 NBA Draft, and the point guard went on to play basketball overseas.

That doesn't mean, however, that Carson has given up on his NBA dreams.

On Thursday, he took to Twitter to express an interest in joining a struggling, injury-depleted NBA team that plays just miles away from where he competed in high school and college. (Yes, Carson goes by "Heezus Shuttlesworth" on Twitter.)

At 15-45, the Suns have the NBA's third-worst record, in part thanks to injuries to point guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe, the latter of whom suffered a season-ending knee injury in December.

Carson, the Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year in 2013 and a two-time First-team All-Pac-12 selection, has played professional basketball in Australia, Serbia and Turkey since he left ASU. He currently plays for Adanaspor of the Turkish Basketball League.

Regardless of whether Carson is an NBA-caliber athlete, he may be worth taking a look at. The Suns have nothing to lose at this point in the season, and signing the former Sun Devil would be a way to generate lagging interest in the team.