Texas guard Marcus Carr will return for super senior season: ‘See you in the Moody!’
Another day, another reason for Texas coach Chris Beard to fist-pump about next season’s basketball team.
Starting point guard Marcus Carr announced on Friday that he will return for the 2022-23 season, using his extra COVID-19 year of eligibility to make it happen.
“Standard set. Expectations remain high,” Carr wrote on Instagram. “Bar Risen and never been one to walk underneath. Longhorn Nation, I have a promise to keep. See you in the Moody!”
Carr’s decision came one day after Timmy Allen, UT’s leading scorer and rebounder from last season, announced that he will stay for his super senior campaign as well. Eight players are now firm for next season’s roster.
Carr, who transferred to UT from Minnesota, was a third-team All-Big 12 pick while playing in all 34 games. He had a team-high 3.4 assists and 30.8 minutes and was second in scoring (11.4 ppg) and fourth in total steals (32).
In 126 career games at three schools, Carr has scored 1,747 career points while shooting 33.6% from 3-point range. At the end of last season, he was one of only four active players in the country with 1,700 career points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds.
Still, it’s not guaranteed Carr will have the exact same role next season. Texas has also signed 6-foot-3 McDonald’s All-American guard Arterio Morris and 6-4 point guard Rowan Brumbaugh, considered the best overall player in Massachusetts.
The Horns also picked up a commitment from New Mexico State shooting guard Jabari Rice, who averaged 10 points per game the last four seasons.