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Marcus Carr returning to Gophers for junior year

Minnesota's Marcus Carr, right, makes a three-point shot over Ohio State's C.J. Walker in the final seconds to win their NCAA college basketball game last season. Photo: AP/Jay LaPrete. Minnesota's Marcus Carr, right, makes a three-point shot over Ohio State's C.J. Walker in the final seconds to win their NCAA college basketball game last season.

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Created: July 31, 2020 04:25 PM

In an expected move, Gophers guard Marcus Carr has removed his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, and will return to the 'U' for his junior year.

"After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to remove my name from consideration for the NBA Draft," Carr said in a statement the team released. "I am excited to rejoin my Gopher teammates soon and get ready for the upcoming season. I am thankful for all those who provided feedback and guidance during this process. Additionally, I am dedicating this season to my brother Duane Notice."

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Added coach Richard Pitino in the same press release: "We are excited that Marcus is returning after testing the waters. I believe he is one of the best point guards in the country and is ready to have a terrific junior year. His leadership is vital in our program and in our locker room."

Carr set a Minnesota record last season, notching 207 assists. He also averaged 15.4 points per game, scoring in double-digits 24 times.


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