With the NCAA Tournament coming to a close within the next week, the transfer market in college basketball is starting heat up. One player currently on the transfer market is Pittsburgh’s Marcus Carr.
Carr received a release from the program in early March after coach Kevin Stallings was dismissed of his coaching duties, and the freshman point guard has since received plenty of attention from other programs, including Ohio State and Minnesota.
According to a report by the New York Times’ Adam Zagoria, Minnesota and Ohio State are two of the nine schools that Carr has been in contact with during his transfer process. The other schools that have reached out to Carr are Texas, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Gonzaga, Akron, UMass and Gonzaga.
Since obtaining his release from Pitt, PG Marcus Carr is hearing from these schools:
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 26, 2018
According to NCAA transfer rules, Carr will not be able to play in the 2018-19 college basketball season. However, after sitting out for one season, Carr will have three years of eligibility remaining at whichever school he transfers to this offseason.
Carr — a former three-star prospect according to 247Sports — played in 32 games with the Panthers this season, starting 27 of those contests. He averaged 28.6 minutes per game, where he averaged 10 points, 4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.