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Texas in contact with Pitt transfer PG Marcus Carr

The Longhorns continue to look the build the program via the transfer market.

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The transfer market is heating up as the NCAA tournament wraps up and the Texas Longhorns are players once again, as head coach Shaka Smart and his staff have been in contact with Pitt Panthers transfer point guard Marcus Carr, according to a report from Adam Zagoria.

The other schools in contact with Carr so far are Akron, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Marquette, Minnesota, Ohio State, UMass, and Xavier.

Following the termination of head coach Kevin Stallings, Carr received his release from the Panthers and will sit out next season. After doing so, the 6’1, 185-pounder will have three seasons of eligibility.

A high three-star prospect in the 2017 class, Carr is a Toronto native who played his high school basketball at Montverde Academy in Florida. He already has a prior relationship with the staffs at Cincinnati and Minnesota, as those schools offered him before he ended up at Pitt.

As a freshman, Carr played close to 30 minutes per game and averaged 10 points per contest, along with four assists and close to three rebounds. He has some potential as a three-point shooter because he shot 81.8 percent from the free-throw line and 33.3 percent from distance.