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Marcus Carr will not visit Louisville

The highly sought-after Minnesota transfer will not be a Cardinal in 2021-22.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 11 Big Ten Tournament - Minnesota v Ohio State Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to multiple reports, Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr has canceled his planned visit to Louisville next week and will decide between transferring to Texas and accepting a professional deal to play in Australia.

Carr has been rated all offseason by multiple college hoops writers as the top potential transfer available on the market, and for good reason.

After playing for Pitt in 2017-18, Carr transferred to Minnesota where he was a star in each of his two seasons with the Gophers. He broke the school’s single-season assist record as a sophomore in 2019-20, and leaves as the program’s career leader in assists per game. As a junior last season, Carr finished third in the Big Ten in both scoring (19.4) and assists (4.9). He was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given annually to the best point guard in college basketball.

As I said on the podcast yesterday, my understanding from the beginning (way back two weeks ago) has been that Louisville started off as a distant third in the Carr sweepstakes behind Texas and playing professionally overseas. Now, unfortunately, we’ve seen that come to fruition.

If you’re a dynamic scoring guard looking to play in the No. 1 market for college basketball, Chris Mack’s DMs are open.