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Kentucky expected to be players for Marcus Carr if he decides to return to college

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Could the former Minnesota star land in Lexington?

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Could Kentucky’s answer at point guard for 2021 be testing the NBA waters before making a decision on whether or not to return to college? A report from 247Ssports’ Travis Branham says possibly.

With five-star guard Trevor Keels committing to Duke over UK and others, the Cats are still on the lookout for another guard for 2021. One name they’d reportedly be a team to watch for is Minnesota star Marcus Carr.

Carr averaged 19.9 points, 4.9 assists and four rebounds for the Golden Gophers as a junior last season, earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors.

Currently, Carr is testing the NBA Draft waters but also has his name in the transfer portal as he decided to leave Minnesota after the school fired Rick Pitino’s son, Richard, who was quickly hired as the head coach at New Mexico.

If Carr does opt to come back to school, Kentucky may be among the favorites, per Branham.

“Kentucky is in pursuit of several other transfers and will likely land one or two more of the best on the market,” Branham wrote. “If Marcus Carr decides to finish out his college career and not stay in the 2021 NBA Draft, Kentucky will be a team to keep a close eye on to potentially land the top transfer.”

For more on what Keels’ landing on Duke means for the Cats and other teams that were in the thick of his recruitment, read Branham’s report by clicking here.

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