Marcus Carr is a name that most of Big Blue Nation is familiar with.
For a while, it seemed that he very well could have been the point guard on this season's roster.
But after the addition of Sahvir Wheeler, the situation seemed to go in a different direction.
After a surprise move of pulling his name out of the NBA Draft, Carr listed four schools as potential destinations that included Kentucky, Louisville, Texas, and Kansas.
After a visit to Texas this weekend, his mentor has told Jon Rothstein that he will make a final decision between the Longhorns and an offer from the NBL. Jeff Borzello also confirmed this report.
Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr is considering a professional opportunity in Australia, per his mentor Vidal Massiah. Carr recently visited Texas this week.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 15, 2021
Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr’s final two options are Texas or playing professionally overseas, sources told ESPN. The other schools in his final four — Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas — are out. Decision could come as soon as this weekend.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 15, 2021
The Minnesota transfer averaged 19.4 points this past season, and if he decides to attend Texas would instantly vault the Longhorns into the title contender conversation.
Carr had also planned on potentially visiting Louisville, but it seems that is a thing of the past now. There was some early buzz the Cardinals when in a good spot, and you can imagine why after losing their entire backcourt and currently are not in Jon Rothstein’s top 45 teams for next season.
Even when he entered the transfer portal several months back, many always thought that he would choose any professional option rather than coming back to play college basketball. But with the new NIL rules, who knows how much potential earning he could have compared to a contract in the NBL. Details of the offer have not been released.
Kentucky was never going to be the option in this recruitment, especially after the addition of Davion Mintz, but him not ending up at Louisville is also a plus of the Cats. Having to line up and play an electric player like Carr is never easy, especially when he plays for your rival.
Won’t be long though before we figure out if he will be playing college basketball at all.