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.
Marcus Carr just declared for the NBA Draft— br_betting (@br_betting) May 11, 2021
Throwback to his Christmas Day 30 piece when he brought Minnesota back from down seven with less than 45 seconds to go to win in OT
Minnesota was +230 on the ML pic.twitter.com/c7janW3TwY
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.
Someone over the weekend told me to pay close attention to Kentucky and Georgia transfer guard Sahvir Wheeler.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) May 11, 2021
Watching film tonight and I like what he’d bring to UK if he ends up there. I wasn’t a fan at first but changing my mind because of how he gets others involved.
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!