With the NCAA Tournament getting completely underway today, teams on the outside looking in are looking for players that could be instant impact guys to help take their team back to March next season.
As we all know, the Kentucky Wildcats are one of those teams looking to retool this offseason, and one big name player that could help has entered the portal this morning.
Jeff Goodman is reporting that Minnesota guard Marcus Carr has entered the transfer portal.
Minnesota’s Marcus Carr is in the transfer portal, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 19, 2021
Averaged 19.4 points per game this past season.
ESPN’s Jeff Borzello says that Carr is now the No. 1 overall transfer available.
In a move that has been rumored for a little while now, it is very likely that with the program in the process of finding a new head coach it was the perfect time to explore his options.
The 6-2, 195-pound junior out of Toronto put on a show this season, averaging 19.4 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game. He also averaged 1.3 steals per game showing his effectiveness of the defensive end of the floor as well. All of which earned him a spot as a Third-Team All-Big Ten player.
This will not be the first time he has went through this process, as he originally enrolled at Pittsburgh out of high school in the class of 2017 and transferred to Minnesota in 2018.
Carr will instantly become one of the most sought after names on the market. A proven point guard from a competitive Power 5 conference doesn’t come available all that often, and when they do programs jump to try and be the next place he calls home. Expect him to hear from about every major program in the country, and then let the recruiting battle begin.
He is a former three-star recruit who played his high school basketball at powerhouse Montverde Academy. He chose Pittsburgh over offers from Cincinnati, Houston, and Virginia Tech.
With it being so early there has not been any indication of interest from the Kentucky side, but be looking out to see if they reach out early on this one. If the staff chooses to do so, he could become the top target to finish out this spring.
Check out some of the highlights from a game against Iowa this season!