Tony Carr (basketball)

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Tony Carr
Tony Carr.jpg
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueVTB United League
Personal information
Born (1997-10-11) October 11, 1997 (age 21)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolRoman Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegePenn State (2016–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Auxilium Torino
2019–presentParma Perm
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Gregory Carr (born October 11, 1997) is an American professional basketball player the Parma Perm of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for the Penn State Nittany Lions.[1]

Early years[edit]

Carr was born Anthony Gregory Andre Carr in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Roman Catholic High School where helped lead the Cahillites to back-to-back PIAA AAAA State Championships, along with teammates Nazeer Bostick and Lamar Stevens, who also signed with Penn State's Class of 2016.

After strong junior and senior years, Carr was Named the 2016 Pennsylvania Player of the Year by USA Today and by PA Sports Writers in 2015 and 2016. He earned First Team All-Pennsylvania (PA Sports Writers) honors and All-Philadelphia accolades by the Philadelphia Daily News each of the last two years and also was ranked No. 50 in 2016 ESPN Top 100 recruits.[2][3]


Awards and Honors

  • 2× All-Philadelphia Area (2015, 2016)
  • Pennsylvania Player of the Year by USA Today (2016)
  • 2× PA Sports Writers Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • 2× First Team All-Pennsylvania (2016, 2016)
  • First Team All-Pennsylvania by (2016)
  • 2× Pennsylvania State Champion (2015, 2016)

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

Carr signed with the Nittany Lions on August 13, 2016. Carr, along with teammates Lamar Stevens and Nazeer Bostick, would join guard Shep Garner, who was a junior with the Nittany Lions.

In his freshman season, Carr averaged 13.2 points per game, leading the Nittany Lions in scoring.

He recorded his best shooting performance of the season on January 18, tallying 24 points in a 78–75 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers. Carr started all 33 games. He was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.[4]

Sophomore season[edit]

Carr opened the season with a 33 point performance in an 86-75 win over Campbell. It was the first of four 30-point performances in the 2017–2018 season.

Carr scored 28 points and went 10-14 from the field in an 82–79 upset over No. 13 Ohio State. Carr hit the game-winning shot as time expired to give Penn State their first win that season over an AP Top 25 opponent. The Nittany Lions would beat the Buckeyes twice more, including a 69–68 upset win in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament.

Penn State earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament for the first time since 2009, when they claimed their first title. Penn State opened with a 63–57 win over Temple, a game in which Carr had his worst shooting performance of the season, scoring just two points on 12 shots. The Nittany Lions then cruised to another NIT championship with wins over Notre Dame, Marquette, Mississippi State and Utah. Carr averaged 17.4 points per game in the tournament with strong performances in the team's final four games. Carr recorded a double-double (15 points, 14 assists) in the NIT championship game.

After the season, Carr declared for the 2018 NBA draft. On June 21, 2018, Carr was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 51st pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

College statistics[edit]

2016–17 Penn State 33 33 32.8 .377 .320 .779 4.8 4.2 .7 .3 13.2
2017–18 Penn State 37 37 35.4 .408 .433 .799 4.9 5.0 .8 .3 19.6
70 70 34.2 .396 .395 .786 4.9 4.6 .7 .3 16.6

Professional career[edit]

Auxilium Torino (2018–2019)[edit]

On July 20, 2018, Carr signed a deal with the Italian club Auxilium Torino.[5]

Pallacanestro Cantù (2019)[edit]

On February 26, 2019, Carr left Auxilium Torino and signed with fellow Italian team Pallacanestro Cantù.[6]

Parma Basket (2019–present)[edit]

On August 10, 2019, Parma Basket of the VTB United League announced they had signed Carr.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Carr is the son of Anthony and Nicole Carr. He also has two brothers, Derek Carr and Khalief Tinley, and one sister, Ciara Robinson. He majored in recreation, park, & tourism management at Penn State.[8]


  1. ^ "Tony Carr PSU".
  2. ^ "2016 ESPN Top 100 (basketball)". ESPN. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
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  4. ^ "Tony Carr named to All-Freshman team". PSU. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Fiat Torino announces Pelicans draftee Tony Carr". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Red October Cantu Inks Tony Carr". 26 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Тони Карр пополнил ряды БК «ПАРМА»". (in Russian). 10 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Penn State's Tony Carr personal biography". GoPSUsports. Retrieved 27 May 2017.