Gophers star guard Marcus Carr enters transfer portal

The dominos keep falling since the men’s basketball program and coach Richard Pitino separated.


Nur B. Adam

Guard Marcus Carr shoots through the opponents at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

Gophers’ redshirt junior guard Marcus Carr has entered the transfer portal, basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reported on Twitter Friday.

Carr was the backbone of this Gophers team that went through so much this season. After transferring from Pittsburgh following his freshman year, Carr averaged 15.4 and 19.4 points per game in his two seasons at Minnesota, respectively.

While the team ran into the injury bug over the course of the end of the season, Carr was able to remain healthy and tried to get the Gophers back on track. Carr went through some rough patches himself, but he showed just how good he can be. On top of his 19.4 points per game, Carr averaged just under five assists per game and four rebounds.

Whatever team he ends up on, they’ll be getting one of the harder workers in the league, something former Gophers coach Richard Pitino never failed to mention about Carr’s game.

This marks the third departure from the team in under a week since athletics director Mark Coyle fired Pitino.

As players continue to depart, the job becomes less desirable. Whoever is at the helm next season will have a completely different team. It is likely that Carr’s decision isn’t the last one to come for these Gopher players.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.