Marcus Carr announced on Saturday that he would transfer to Texas and play basketball for head coach Chris Beard and the Longhorns in 2021-22.
Carr, one of the most sought-after remaining transfers in college basketball, chose Texas over professional opportunities.
Texas head coach Chris Beard has been mining the transfer portal this offseason for some great talent to bring to Texas, and getting Carr is a huge get for the program overall, as Carr brings scoring and ball-handling to a roster that probably needs a bit more of the latter than the former.
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Carr averaged 19.4 points per game last season for the Golden Gophers, the third straight season he has averaged at least 10 points per game. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season. The 6-foot-2 forward from Toronto, Ontario, joins a guard room that includes two returning starters in Andrew Jones and Courtney Ramey, along with Kentucky transfer Devin Askew.
Going overseas would have put Carr in a position where he could turn pro this season and be eligible for the NBA Draft next year.
Texas is coming off a trip to the NCAA Tournament last March, one that ended with a loss in the first round to Abilene Christian. The Longhorns won the Big 12 Tournament for the first time. But, it wasn’t enough to prevent Shaka Smart from changing jobs, as he departed for Marquette. Texas hired Beard away from Texas Tech to replace him.
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