Minnesota switch Marcus Carr, the No. 1 switch this offseason, introduced his dedication to Texas on Saturday, giving Chris Beard’s Longhorns a legit case to be preseason No. 1 getting into subsequent season.
Carr opted for Texas as a substitute of pursuing an expert possibility in Australia. Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas have been additionally on his closing checklist of switch choices.
Carr initially entered the switch portal in March earlier than turning professional. After it appeared it was unlikely he could be picked within the NBA draft, Carr withdrew his title from the draft and determined to return to school in late June.
A 6-foot-2 guard from Toronto, Carr earned third-team All-Massive Ten honors final season after averaging 19.4 factors, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists. He was one of the explosive guards in faculty basketball, scoring 30 or extra factors on 4 events, together with a 41-point efficiency in a February loss to Nebraska.
Carr began his profession at Pittsburgh earlier than transferring to Minnesota for the previous two seasons.
Beard has now landed three of the highest 5 transfers in ESPN’s high 100 switch rankings, in addition to six of the highest 31.
Carr joins a switch class that features Timmy Allen (17.2 PPG at Utah), Tre Mitchell (18.8 PPG at UMass), Christian Bishop (11.0 PPG at Creighton), Dylan Disu (15.0 PPG at Vanderbilt) and former five-star recruit Devin Askew (6.5 PPG at Kentucky). Avery Benson, who performed beneath Beard at Texas Tech, adopted him to Austin.
Texas additionally returns two starters — Andrew Jones (14.6 PPG) and Courtney Ramey (12.2 PPG) — from a workforce that earned a 3-seed to the NCAA event earlier than falling within the first spherical to Abilene Christian.
Beard additionally signed Jaylon Tyson (No. 29 within the ESPN 100), who initially signed with Texas Tech final fall.
If that wasn’t sufficient, Beard has already began making progress together with his 2022 recruiting class. Shortly after Carr introduced his dedication to Texas, ESPN 100 guard Arterio Morris pledged to the Longhorns.
Beard made Morris a precedence to this point this summer season and was the one head coach at his closing sport of the weekend final Sunday at an Beneath Armour occasion.
Texas can be thought of the favourite for elite guard Keyonte George, and hosted top-30 prospects Kijani Wright and Anthony Black — amongst a dozen others — for official visits in June.