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Get to Know a Gopher: Marcus Carr

One of seven new faces for Gopher basketball this year, Marcus Carr is going to be one you’ll be very familiar with

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Marcus Carr transferred to the Minnesota Golden Gophers from Pitt. As a freshman in the ACC Carr started 27 of 32 games for Pitt, averaging 10 points and 4 assists per game. However, his team finished 8-24, his head coach was fired and he decided to transfer to Minnesota. Where he had to sit out the 2018-19 season.

Carr is a point guard, he stands at 6’2” and will wear the #5 this season.

Fun Fact

Originally from Canada and after playing his high school ball at a prep school in Florida, he now is acclimated to Minnesota.

Also, in 2015 he played on Canada’s U16 FIBA America’s team where he helped the team to a 4-1 record and a silver medal.

What can we expect?

You can expect two things from Carr in 2019-20.

First of all he is going to be one of the primary leaders on this team. He is a sophomore based on eligibility, but this is his third year of big time college basketball and his second in the Gopher program. Seeing him on the floor and in practice, he is very clearly one of the leaders of this team. Even his Pitt bio talks about his off the court leaderships, as a true freshman.

Secondly, he is going to be your starting point guard. He is a true point guard who will get his team into their right sets and run their offense. I think you will find that he is a great balance of a point who will facilitate and a scoring guard. But he will be running the show and he will log a lot of minutes for the Gophers.

He’s going to be a favorite, I’m quite certain. And he is going to be very good over his 3 years in maroon and gold.