Newly hired Pitt coach Jeff Capel is working to rebuild the basketball program. Now he will have to do so without the Panthers starting point guard from a year ago.
Freshman guard Marcus Carr told 247Sports.com’s Evan Daniels that he is officially transferring from Pitt after making the announcement after the firing of Kevin Stallings.
“I’m just trying to make the best decision for me and my career,” Carr told Daniels. “I kind of see myself as a winner, I have been winning my whole life and I just want to be in a position where I can really win. Just watching this year, especially this year in the tournament and postseason play I know that’s somewhere I want to be.”
Carr also told Daniels that the schools who have actively been pursuing him are Michigan, Marquette, Minnesota and Ohio State. He has not scheduled visits to those schools.
The Toronto native was Pitt’s third-leading scorer last season. He averaged 10 points, 4 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Carr was a 3-star prospect from Montverde Academy (Fla.). He ranked as the 27th-best point guard and 146th overall player in the Class of 2017.
Pitt does not have a point guard on its roster. Capel discussed the importance of the position during his introductory press conference on March 27.
“I want to have a point guard. In my opinion, that is the only true position in the game anymore,” Capel said. “If you look at the game now, it’s completely different, so having a point guard is very important.