Minnesota PG Marcus Carr announces transfer to Texas


Somehow, someway, Chris Beard has done it again.

When Beard arrived in Austin, he knew there was going to be some major roster turnover. Keeping an experienced team together is difficult in today’s college basketball.

The transfer portal has been hit hard and it struck gold again on Friday afternoon. Former Pitt and Minnesota point guard Marcus Carr announced he would be playing his final season of college basketball at Texas.

According to Jeff Goodman of Stadium, it was down to the Longhorns or playing professionally in Australia. Beard was able to get Carr on campus to seal the deal. A trip to see Louisville had been planned but was canceled.

Texas now has a true point guard to put in the starting lineup. Even better, an elite scoring one.

An All-Big Ten player in 2020-2021, Carr averaged 19.4 points per game last season at Minnesota. He dropped 30 points four different times, getting as high as 41 points against Nebraska.

Courtney Ramey and Andrew Jones will be able to play similar roles to last season, with Devin Askew coming off the bench. Add in one of the deepest backcourts in the country and Beard has put together a serious contender.

Carr elevates what was an already elite Texas roster. Talks of going deep in the NCAA Tournament are going to turn into making the Final Four. Maybe even the Monday night Beard and his staff continue to reference.

Only 116 days.



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