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Andrew Carr Commits To Kentucky

Three days and three commitments for head coach Mark Pope? Yes, you heard that right. On Friday, Kentucky got a surprise verbal commit from San Diego State transfer Lamont Butler. On Saturday, it was from Oklahoma transfer, Otega Oweh. To round out a jam-packed recruiting weekend the Wildcats get another commitment from Wake Forest transfer, Andrew Carr.

The 6'10" forward from West Chester, Pennsylvania was a part of the class of 2020 where he originally committed to the University of Delaware. Carr spent his freshman and sophomore seasons playing for the fighting Blue Hens. During his freshman season, he appeared in 15 games while starting ten of those. During his time on the court, he averaged roughly 25 minutes of playing time a game and scored around 8 points per game on 45% shooting from the field.

After two seasons in Delaware, he ultimately entered his name into the transfer portal to take his talents to a Power Five conference which ended up being Wake Forest University. One thing you will notice if you take a glance at Carr's four-year collegiate career is that he has made steady strides to improve his game every single season. If you combine both his junior and senior seasons at Wake Forest, he managed to average 12 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 1.4 assists per game all while shooting 50.8% from the field and 34% from beyond the three-point line. Major improvement to say the least.

Andrew Carr didn't have all the shiny stars next to his name coming out of high school but he has continued to work hard year in and year out and now is ranked as a 4-star transfer prospect and is now regarded as one of the top-75 transfers in the portal. If I had to compare his style to a player on last season's roster (which I know isn't fair), it would be Zvonimir Ivisic. I know this is hard to do but if you watch some film of Andrew Carr he has a lot of Big Z tendencies. He can take his man off the dribble, make shots with his back facing the basket, execute the screen, and roll efficiently. And if need be he can also knock down a three.

I think Andrew Carr will excel in Mark Pope's offense where there are plenty of shots to go around. The only question will be where will Carr fit into the lineup? If Kentucky manages to receive a commitment from Utah State transfer Great Osobor as expected, then I would think the two split the time at the four spot with Amari Williams at the five. Only time will tell but this was a major depth piece for Mark Pope and the rest of the basketball staff.

If you want to take a few minutes and see some of his highlights from last season you can do so with the video below.

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