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Marcus Carr staying in NBA Draft; Sahvir Wheeler a realistic option for UK?

Marcus Carr is off the board, which means Sahvir Wheeler could be moving up it.

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Marcus Carr has signed with Life Sports Agency and will remain in the 2021 NBA Draft.

That means Carr is officially off the table for Kentucky’s search of a veteran point guard. Though more options continue to emerge each day, Carr was always going to have an argument as the best candidate.

Now, Kentucky must continue looking elsewhere for a veteran backcourt addition for the 2021-22 season.

Marcus Carr is a player that Kentucky Wildcats fans have had their eyes on for a while now.

As expected, fans will have to continue to watch his recruitment to see ultimately where he ends up.

On his Instagram earlier this evening, Carr officially posted his intent to enter the NBA Draft.

For the Golden Gophers last season, Carr put up 19.4 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Analysts have stated in the last several weeks that if Carr does decide to return to college, that Kentucky would be seen as one of the favorites to land his commitment. Currently, the Cats are in great shape to land TyTy Washington.

Things might be taking a turn in the recruitment of another point guard target though, as it appears things may be heating up between Kentucky and Sahvir Wheeler.

Wheeler recently cut his list to four, and it features Kentucky, Kansas, LSU, and Oklahoma State. He is one of the best facilitators in the nation.

For Georgia last season Wheeler averaged 14 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds.

It’s obvious as to why John Calipari is showing strong interest in Wheeler. He is a player that gets consistent paint touches, and obviously is very good at finding the open man once he breaks down the defense.

The shooting and turnover numbers will scare a lot of fans away, but the fit with Kentucky is one that keeps getting stronger by the day. If you add him in a back court that features Kellan Grady, CJ Fredrick, and potentially TyTy Washington, not only does that surround him with shooters but also will allow him to share some on-ball duties so he can create in different ways.

Seems like this recruitment could start wrapping up in the coming weeks. We will have updates as news continues to come in!

Which of these point guards do you think is the best fit for Kentucky? Let us know in the comments section!

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