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Marcus Carr says he’s considering Kentucky, Louisville among others

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Very interesting.

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Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr recently withdrew his name from the NBA Draft process after he made an announcement earlier this off-season that he would be staying in the draft.

Kentucky was once seen as the likely landing spot for Carr, but once Carr opted to keep his name in the draft, Kentucky moved on and landed TyTy Washington and Sahvir Wheeler.

Now, according to Jon Rothstein, Carr is down to four schools, and surprisingly, the Kentucky Wildcats are on.

Alongside Kentucky are the Texas Longhorns, Kansas Jayhawks, and Louisville Cardinals.

Carr to Kentucky makes no sense right now, especially after Davion Mintz announced his return to Lexington. If they were to add Carr, there simply wouldn’t be enough playing time to go around.

But, if Kentucky is in his final four schools, surely that means that some contact has been made between Carr and UK.

The most likely scenario for Carr among the four schools seems to be Louisville. They don’t have a crowded roster such as the other three options, and Carr could slide over to fill the void left by Carlik Jones.

Kentucky meanwhile is focused on landing either Jalen Duren or Kofi Cockburn, with Cockburn as the more likely option if he does choose to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to college for another season.

I would keep an eye on Carr to Louisville unless other options emerge or one of the other three schools has an unexpected backcourt departure.

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