COLUMBIA - Former Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll earned the nickname "Junkyard Dog" for his blue-collar approach and relentless work ethic. Now he must convince NBA teams that a previously undisclosed liver disease won't keep him from being a pro.
Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed Wednesday that Carroll, a first-team All-Big 12 pick and potential first-round draft selection, was diagnosed with a liver ailment "a couple of years ago." He downplayed the possibility that Carroll might eventually require a liver transplant.
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