2016 point guard Tony Carr trims list to 11 schools

  • 07/15/2015 3:34 pm in

Indiana is among the 11 schools still in the mix for class of 2016 Roman Catholic (Pa.) point guard Tony Carr.

The 6-foot-3, 170 pound guard, the No. 64 player in the 247Composite, told CityOfBasketballLove.com that he’s still considering Penn State, Maryland, Temple, Indiana, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Providence, Miami, Memphis and Southern Methodist.

Carr, who had more than 25 scholarship offers, is an AAU and high school teammate of another IU target in the 2016 class, Lamar Stevens. The duo has talked about playing with each other at the next level in the past.

“We just always know where each other’s at,” Carr told Inside the Hall in April. “Me being a point guard, I tend to know where he likes the ball and when he runs the floor where he’s going to end up being so I can throw him an alley-oop or give it to him a little early so he can create looks for himself.

“But I just think about going to college with him because it would make the transition more comfortable and then also we would be able to do what we love, which is playing basketball on the same court.”

Carr missed last week’s Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) Finals at the Peach Jam with a hip injury. In the EYBL regular season, he averaged 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.

The four-star prospect spoke very highly of the IU program back in the spring after receiving a scholarship offer.

“It means everything, man,” Carr said. “I’ve been watching Indiana all season on TV, and I just know it’s a great school and they have great history, great tradition there. And once I heard I got the offer, I was just super excited.”

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  • Robert Golden

    Carr is a nice all around guard but Brown seems to have more of an impact on his teammates, team.

  • Hardwood83

    I could get on board with a class of: Carr, Stevens Alkins, Davis and Maker.

  • Robert Golden

    Oh my…

  • Wow that would have to be one of the best ever for Coach Tom.
    When you look at his list of finalists.. You would think we would be at least his top two… Actually I while I think we also have a fair chance at Maker.. The rest of those are very good possibilities I would think.

  • Ktobsports

    I think 2017 will be even better with possibilities of Lonnie Walker, Markus Howard, Michael Porter, Kris Wilkes, Paul Scruggs, and Trae Young

  • Hoosier Hall

    Not just Crean’s best, one of IU’s best of all time. Maker and Alkins alone would be outstanding.

  • Hawk4

    Recruiting is obviously important, but in some ways, overrated as well. Compare John Calipari to Bo Ryan… one tries to grab as many 5 stars as possible, while the other relies on 3 stars or lesser talent, and build off chemistry.

    I’m not sure where CTC falls… I think he has been trying to go the Coach Cal route, but with less success. Besides, anyone remember “The Movement”? Recruiting classes aren’t all about high school success… its gotta mesh on campus.