The game has shifted, the game has gotten younger, more athletic and more entertaining. Every year we see kids go one and done, but what does this mean for kids who take longer to develop or need a better situation ? It hurts the value of juniors and seniors, but it doesn’t mean they can’t excel at the NBA level.
Time & time again, we’ve seen three and four year guys get passed over because of the value of potential over productivity. Guys like Damian Lillard, Fred Vanfleet, buddy hield, CJ McCollum, Jimmy Butler & Draymond Green have proven that their is still a lot of value with older prospects.
Marcus Carr is in a similar position, he’s transferred from the University of Pittsburg to the university of Minnesota and had to sit out the 2018-2019 NCAA season. Despite the obstacles he’s had to face, he’s been able to overcome these adverse circumstances and improved exponentially every off season statistically and in his play & leadership.
The great thing about Carr is that amongst his peers the narrative is the same, all you hear about is “how much of a gym rat he is”, “he’s never home” & he’s locked in”. As the 2021 NCCA basketball season goes on, he continues to defy the odds, leading his team to upset notable programs like Purdue, Michigan and Iowa.
Carr is currently averaging 19 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Despite shooting 42% from the field and 33% from three, Carr has proven that he is a winner, his intangibles make up for the low shooting percentages, his attitude is infectious and he inspires his teammates.
With that said,Carr will be a great pro, as the season progresses he will continue to build his value, if you’re an NBA team, make the right choice and draft Marcas Carr,this is another Fred Vanfleet story.