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Minnesota guard Marcus Carr withdraws name from NBA Draft

Mar 11, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Marcus Carr (5) attempts a three point basket against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota guard Marcus Carr, the Golden Gophers’ leading scorer last season, withdrew his name from NBA draft consideration, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Sources told the Minneapolis Star Tribune and ESPN separately that Carr, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal in March, is still expected to change schools before the 2021-22 season. He is ranked by ESPN as the top transfer candidate in college basketball.

The 6-foot-2 junior guard from Toronto averaged 19.4 points, 4.9 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29 starts for Minnesota in 2020-21. He was named a third-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches.

If he does move on, it would mark the second transfer for Carr, who began his collegiate career at Pitt in 2017-18. He averaged 10.0 points and 4.0 assists in 32 games (27 starts) for the Panthers.

After sitting out the 2018-19 campaign, Carr started all 31 of Minnesota’s games in 2019-20 and contributed 15.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest.

Carr owns Golden Gophers school records for most assists in a single season (207 in 2019-20).

–Field Level Media