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Texas G Marcus Carr deemed one of the top players in the NCAA Tournament

By Cj Mumme,


Texas basketball is enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory. The Longhorns earned a No. 2 seed entering the NCAA Tournament, boasting a 26-8 record and a Big 12 tournament championship.

A massive reason for Texas’ success this year has been the play of senior point guard Marcus Carr.

Carr took a significant step forward in leading the Longhorns offense in his second season in Austin. He is averaging 15.9 points and over four assists per game.

USA TODAY Sports mentions Carr along with Purdue’s Zach Edey and Alabama’s Brandon Miller, as one of the best players entering March Madness.

The Longhorns have a balanced attack but will go the way of Carr, who can score but also loves to set up teammates. Texas hasn’t been to a Final Four since 2003, and did it then with the play of another stellar point guard, T.J. Ford – their stats, by the way, are eerily similar.

Carr opted to return to Texas for his final season with the goal of winning a national championship for the Horns. He now has Texas in a great position to make a deep tournament run.

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