Marcus Carr

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Marcus Carr
No. 5 – Bnei Herzliya
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueIsraeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1999-06-06) June 6, 1999 (age 24)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school
NBA draft2023: undrafted
Playing career2023–present
Career history
2023Aris Thessaloniki
2023–presentBnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2023)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten – Media (2021)
  • Third-team All-Big 12 (2022)
  • Third-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2021)
  • Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2020)
Men's basketball
Representing  Canada
FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2015 Argentina Team

Marcus Joshua Carr (born June 6, 1999) is a Canadian professional basketball player for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He previously played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12 Conference, as well as the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

High school career[edit]

In his first two years of high school, Carr played for St. Michael's College School in Toronto. As a freshman, he led his team to the quarterfinals of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) tournament. Carr scored as many as 49 points in a single game.[1] In 2015, he won the Ontario All-Catholic Classic and was named most valuable player (MVP) after scoring 16 points in the final.[2] As a sophomore, Carr averaged 16 points, four rebounds and five assists per game. He lost only one game in the season, to Roman Catholic High School, and won the OFSAA title.[3]

Before his junior year, Carr transferred to Montverde Academy, a school in Montverde, Florida with a renowned basketball program. He was drawn to Montverde because his grandmother lived in Orlando, Florida. However, Carr missed his entire junior season with a torn ACL.[3] As a senior, he averaged 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, playing on the same team as the top recruit in the 2018 class, RJ Barrett. His team, which was ranked among the best in the country, achieved a 26–5 record and a runners-up finish at High School Nationals.[4] At the end of the season, he played in the BioSteel All-Canadian Game. Carr was a three-star recruit and chose to play for Pittsburgh over offers from Cincinnati, Houston and Virginia Tech, among others.[5] He was considered a three-star recruit and was ranked the 146th best prospect in his class.[6]

College career[edit]

Carr with Minnesota in 2019

Carr began his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh. As a true freshman, he played in all 32 of Pitt's games with 27 starts and averaged 10.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.[6] Carr announced that he would be leaving the program after head coach Kevin Stallings was fired at the end of the season in which the Panthers finished a disappointing 8–24.[7] Carr committed to transfer to the University of Minnesota.[8]

Carr sat out one year due to NCAA transfer rules after his request for a waiver that would allow him to play immediately was denied. During the year off, he impersonated opposing guards like Carsen Edwards on the scout team.[9] Carr scored 35 points on December 15, 2019 in a 84–71 win over third-ranked Ohio State.[10] On January 15, 2020, Carr scored 27 points in a 75–69 win against Penn State.[11] At the close of the regular season, Carr was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten by the media and was Honorable Mention All-Conference according to the coaches.[12] He averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game, setting a school single-season record with 207 assists. After the season, Carr declared for the 2020 NBA draft but did not sign with an agent.[13] On August 1, he announced that he would withdraw from the draft and return to Minnesota for his junior season.[14]

In his junior season debut on November 25, 2020, Carr recorded 35 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 99–69 win over Green Bay.[15] On February 27, 2021, he scored 41 points in a 78–74 loss to Nebraska.[16] Carr earned Third Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior after averaging 19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Following the season, he transferred to Texas.[17] Carr was named to the Third Team All-Big 12 as a senior.[18] He returned for his final season of eligibility and surpassed the 2,000 point mark early in the season.[19]

Professional career[edit]

On August 3, 2023, Carr signed his first professional contract overseas with historic Greek club Aris Thessaloniki. Carr appeared in 10 games with Aris before parting ways in December 2023. He averaged 7.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest in 22 minutes a game.

On December 14, 2023 Carr signed with Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[20]

National team career[edit]

Carr played for Canada at the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. In four games, he averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, helping his team to a silver medal finish.[21] After recovering from a major knee injury, Carr was not invited to training camp for the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2017–18 Pittsburgh 32 27 28.6 .396 .333 .818 2.8 4.0 .6 .1 10.0
2018–19 Minnesota Redshirt Redshirt
2019–20 Minnesota 31 31 36.8 .393 .361 .700 5.3 6.5 .9 .1 15.4
2020–21 Minnesota 29 29 35.8 .385 .317 .799 4.0 4.9 1.3 .1 19.4
2021–22 Texas 34 32 30.9 .394 .338 .769 1.9 3.4 0.9 .1 11.4
2022–23 Texas 38 38 33.9 .428 .368 .772 3.0 4.1 1.6 .1 15.9
Career 164 157 33.1 .400 .345 .768 3.3 4.6 1.1 .1 14.3

Personal life[edit]

Carr's older brother, Duane Notice, played college basketball for South Carolina and helped the Gamecocks reach the final four round of the 2017 NCAA tournament and previously played for the Raptors 905 in the NBA G-League and the Hamilton Honeybadgers (now Brampton) in the CEBL.[3]


  1. ^ "Marcus Carr". Pitt Panthers. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Marcus Carr Wins MVP, St. Mikes Racks up Another Title with Lock Down Defense". North Pole Hoops. February 8, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Fuller, Marcus (December 20, 2019). "Gophers guard Marcus Carr seeking consistency away from home". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Greder, Andy (January 10, 2020). "Marcus Carr providing toughness and tough love to Gophers basketball team". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Saunders, Alan (October 26, 2016). "Marcus Carr Commits To Pitt". Pittsburgh Sports Now. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Daniels, Evan (May 7, 2018). "Pitt transfer Marcus Carr commits to Minnesota". Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Meyer, Craig (April 20, 2018). "Report: Point guard Marcus Carr confirms he's not coming back to Pitt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr joining Minnesota". Associated Press. May 12, 2018. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Long wait to play for Minnesota finally over for ex-Pitt guard Marcus Carr". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Associated Press. November 4, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Carr scores 35, Minnesota gets big win over No. 3 Ohio State". Associated Press. December 15, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Oturu scores 26 as Minnesota beats Penn State 75–69". ESPN. Associated Press. January 15, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  12. ^ "Big Ten Unveils Men's Basketball Postseason Honors on BTN" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. March 9, 2020. Archived from the original on March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  13. ^ Fuller, Marcus (March 31, 2020). "In surprise move, Gophers' Marcus Carr declares for NBA draft". Star Tribune. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  14. ^ James, Ryan (August 1, 2020). "PG Marcus Carr pulls out of NBA Draft to return to Minnesota". 247Sports.
  15. ^ "Marcus Carr Scores 35 Points, Leads Gophers Over Phoenix 99-69". WCCO-TV. Associated Press. November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  16. ^ Fuller, Marcus (February 28, 2021). "Marcus Carr's 41 points not enough for Gophers basketball in loss at Nebraska". Star Tribune. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  17. ^ Borzello, Jeff (July 17, 2021). "Texas Longhorns add to offseason haul with No. 1 college basketball transfer Marcus Carr". ESPN. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "Five Longhorns on Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball award teams". Texas Longhorns. March 6, 2022. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  19. ^ Jones, Thomas (February 9, 2023). "Texas guard Marcus Carr earns more national recognition". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  20. ^ "Basketball News, Scores, Stats, Analysis, Standings".
  21. ^ "Get to Know a Gopher: Marcus Carr". The Daily Gopher. SB Nation. October 29, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  22. ^ "Canada invite 22 players to training camp". FIBA. June 5, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2020.

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