Marcus Carr is a player that Kentucky Wildcats fans have had their eyes on for a while now.
As expected, fans will have to continue to watch his recruitment to see ultimately where he ends up.
On his Instagram earlier this evening, Carr officially posted his intent to enter the NBA Draft.
For the Golden Gophers last season, Carr put up 19.4 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Carr’s name does still not appear in a lot of big boards currently, but he has made it known that he will pursue all options when it comes to playing professionally. He will have until July 7th to pull his name out of the draft.
For now, this post doesn’t put an end to the Carr-to-Kentucky saga. Even though he is officially declaring for the draft, Carr has not signed with an agent unapproved by the NCAA, which allows him to keep his eligibility for another season of college basketball. It appears this move is very similar to Davion Mintz several weeks back, and a long expected move just becomes official.
Analysts have stated in the last several weeks that if Carr does decide to return to college, that Kentucky would be seen as one of the favorites to land his commitment. Currently the Cats are in great shape to land TyTy Washington, for Carr it still seems like a long-shot. Until he signs an agent though, there is still hope to see one of college basketball’s best transfers put on a show in Lexington next season.
Marcus Carr just declared for the NBA Draft
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Things might be taking a turn in the recruitment of another point guard target though, as it appears things may be heating up between Kentucky and Sahvir Wheeler.
Someone over the weekend told me to pay close attention to Kentucky and Georgia transfer guard Sahvir Wheeler.
Watching film tonight and I like what he’d bring to UK if he ends up there. I wasn’t a fan at first but changing my mind because of how he gets others involved.
— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) May 11, 2021
For Georgia last season Wheeler averaged 14 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds.
It’s obvious as to why John Calipari is showing strong interest in Wheeler. He is a player that gets consistent paint touches, and obviously is very good at finding the open man once he breaks down the defense.
The shooting and turnover numbers will scare a lot of fans away, but the fit with Kentucky is one that keeps getting stronger by the day. If you add him in a back court that features Kellan Grady, CJ Fredrick, and potentially TyTy Washington, not only does that surround him with shooters but also will allow him to share some on-ball duties so he can create in different ways.
Seems like this recruitment could start wrapping up in the coming weeks. We will have updates as news continues to come in!
Which of these point guards do you think is the best fit for Kentucky? Let us know in the comments section!