Tony Carr Declares for the NBA Draft

By Craig Fritz on April 2, 2018 at 3:02 pm
Mar 27, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Tony Carr (10) reacts during the second quarter in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament Championship semifinals game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Madison Square Garden.
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Following the most prolific sophomore season in Penn State history, Tony Carr announced on Monday he is headed to the NBA. Carr will hire an agent, officially giving up his final two years of eligibility. Based on recent mock drafts, Carr looks to slot into a late-first round to mid-second round pick.

Carr was named First Team All-Big Ten, and set sophomore school marks for most points, field goals and field goals attempted. He also finished with the second-highest scoring season in Penn State history with 725 points, second only to perhaps the greatest Nittany Lion hoopster ever, Jesse Arnelle (731 points in 1955).

The Nittany Lions rode Carr scorching hot shooting to the NIT championship. He put up 20+ points in eight of his final 12 games. 

Carr's departure leaves questions in the Nittany Lion backcourt heading into the 2018-19 season. Incoming freshman Rasir Bolton and sophomore Jamari Wheeler will be depended on heavily to be the primary ball handlers unless Penn State secures a player in the grad-transfer window.

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