Report: Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr considering overseas route, could forego college eligibility
Former Minnesota guard Marcus Carr is considering a move that would take his talents overseas rather than to another college basketball program.
According to 247Sports’ Travis Branham, Carr is down to two options: Transfer to Texas or turn pro and play in the Australian league. He was previously considering Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville.
Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr is down to Texas and the option to play professionally in Australia, his mentor Vidal Massiah told @247Sports.
A decision is expected to be made by the end of the weekend. Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville are now off the table.
— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) July 15, 2021
Carr was one of the most dynamic guards in the country last season. He averaged 19.4 points and 4.9 assists per game. He went through some of the NBA Draft process but decided to withdraw from the draft in late June.
Carr entered the transfer portal shortly after Minnesota parted ways with coach Richard Pitino.
He began his career at Pitt, so Texas would be his third college if he does choose to join the Longhorns. He sat out the 2018-19 season before having two excellent seasons with the Golden Gophers.
There is no timetable for his final decision.