Former Penn State Guard Tony Carr To Play For the New OrleansPelicans Summer League Team

By Matthew Filipovits on July 2, 2019 at 9:30 am
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. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Penn State guard Tony Carr will suit up for the New Orleans Pelicans for the second straight summer.

Carr was drafted by the Pelicans with the 51st overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after averaging 19.6 points and 5 assists during his second and final season with the Nittany Lions. He played with the Pelicans last summer, but wasn't able to replicate the success he found at Penn State, albeit in a small sample size. He went on to sign a professional contract with Fiat Torino for the 2018-19 season, with the Pelicans retaining his rights should he return to the NBA.

He found a good amount of success while playing overseas, averaging 11.7 points and 4 assists per game while shooting a very respectable 39% from beyond the arc.

The Pelicans have gone through a drastic upheaval of their roster over the past few weeks, from trading All-NBA big man Anthony Davis for a plethora of young talent, to drafting superstar Zion Williamson out of Duke. New Orleans is about to be a very exciting franchise. 

The NBA Summer League tips off this Friday, July 5 with the Pelicans facing the Knicks at 9:30 on ESPN.