Gophers’ Marcus Carr declares for NBA Draft

Carr was selected All-Big Ten third team by media in 2019-20.

Gophers Guard Marcus Carr dribbles the ball up the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers went into the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

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Gophers Guard Marcus Carr dribbles the ball up the court at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers went into the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.

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Gophers’ redshirt sophomore guard Marcus Carr announced his decision to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft on social media Monday night. The decision comes one week after teammate, sophomore Daniel Oturu, decided to leave school early for the NBA. 

In 2019-20, Carr was Minnesota’s second leading scorer behind Oturu, averaging 15.4 points per game. In his first season with the Gophers, the Pitt transfer set the single-season assist record for the program with 207. For his play, the media selected Carr to the All-Big Ten third team.

Though Carr said in a statement posted to his Instagram that he intends to stay in the draft, there remains a path for him to return to school next year. In the statement, Carr wrote that he will not be signing an agent, therefore retaining his eligibility with the NCAA.