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If Texas wasn’t already considered a serious contender to make a Final Four-type run in year one under Chris Beard, they certainly are now. 

The Longhorns stuck portal gold once again picking up a commitment from Minnesota transfer guard Marcus Carr. The 6-foot-2 playmaker entered the transfer portal on March 19, then declared for the NBA Draft May 11. 

After not receiving an invite to the NBA Combine, one more year in college became a reality and Texas instantly became the team to beat. A recent Zoom call and visit with Chris Beard and the Texas staff sealed the deal for Carr and the Longhorns. 

In Carr, Texas is getting one of the top returning point guards in college basketball coming off an All-Big Ten third team selection. He averaged 19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game for the Gophers. He finished the season third in the Big Ten in scoring and assists. 

Carr’s first season at Minnesota was even more impressive than the 2020-21 campaign. In 31 starts, the Toronto native and Montverde Academy (Fla.) product averaged 15.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Carr will suit up for Texas having scored 20 or more points 22 times in 92 college games, including scoring 30 or more five times. He posted a career-high 41 points against Nebraska last season. Carr has also posted six career double-doubles and six games of 10 or more assists. 

With the addition of Carr, the Longhorns’ 2021-22 roster has plenty of accolades with Timmy Allen being named first-team All-Pac 12 last season, Tre Mitchell named first-team All-Atlantic 10, Andrew Jones named second-team All-Big 12, and Courtney Ramey named third-team All-Big 12. Dylan Disu led the SEC rebounding in an injury-shortened season, while Christian Bishop led the nation in field goal percentage. 

The Texas roster will also be one of the most experienced in high major basketball with a combined 797 college games played, including 547 starts. 

IT projected staring line up:

PG Marcus Carr, senior, 6-2 (19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists in 2020-21)

  • 92 games played, including 87 starts
  • 38.5% FG’s (174-452), 31.7% from three (60-189) and 79.9% FT’s (155-194) in 2020-21.
  • 39.3% FG’s (157-400), 36.1% from three (52-144) and 70.0% FT’s (112-160) in 2019-20. 
  • Has made 148 three-pointers in three seasons. Scored 1,361 points in 92 games. 
  • Scored 20 or more points 22 times in 92 games played, including 30 points or more five times. His career-high is 41 points against Nebraska last season.

SG Andrew Jones, senior, 6-4 (14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 2020-21)

  • 102 games played, including 68 starts
  • 40.4% FG’s (128-317), 33.8% from three (54-160) and 83.1% FT’s (69-83) in 2020-21
  • Scored 20 points or more five times last season, as well as 15 points or more 11 times. Posted three or more assists 12 times. Knocked down three or more three-pointers in a game 10 times last season.
  • Has 178 career makes from the three-point line at 35.7%. Scored 1,251 points in 102 games at Texas.

F Timmy Allen, junior, 6-6 (17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists in 2020-21)

  • 46.5% FG’s (155-333), 26.8% from three (11-41) and 76.9% FT’s (110-143)
  • 85 games played, including 82 starts
  • Allen scored 20 points or more eight times in 2020-21, and 15 points or more in 18 of 25 games. Posted four double-doubles and 11 games of four or more assists
  • Allen has scored 20 or more points 22 times in 85 games played, and 15 or more points 47 times.

PF Dylan Disu, sophomore, 6-9 (15.0 points, 9.2 rebounds in 2020-21)

  • 49.2% FG’s (89-181), 36.9% from three (24-65) and 73.6% FT’s (53-72)
  • 49 games played, 48 starts.
  • Scored 20 or more points once last season, and 15 points or more 10 times. He posted six double-doubles.
  • Disu has made 75 threes in 49 games.

PF Tre Mitchell, sophomore, 6-9 (18.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.2 steals in 2020-21)

  • Played in 44 games, including 43 starts in two seasons at Massachusetts
  • Averaged 17.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1,0 steals as a freshman in 2019-20
  • Connected on 52 three-pointers at 34.2% in two seasons, including 37.5% last season
  • Career 74.3% free throw shooter in 218 attempts.
  • Sixteen games of 20 or more points in 44 games played, including five games of 30 points or more.

Reserves:

CG Devin Askew, freshman, 6-3 (6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists in 2020-21)

  • 25 games played, including 20 starts
  • 34.5% FG’s (49-142), 27.8% from three (15-54) and 80.6% FT’s (50-62) in 2020-21
  • Askew reached double figures seven times in 25 games. He posted 4+ assists nine times, and 5+ rebounds three times.

CG Courtney Ramey, junior, 6-3 (12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists in 2020-21)

  • 94 games played, including 74 starts
  • 38.3% FG’s (103-269), 41.4% from three (48-116) and 83.1% FT’s (64-77) in 2020-21.
  • Has made 145 three-pointers at 37.0% for his career. Scored 954 points in 94 games at Texas.
  • Scored 20 or more points six times at Texas, and 15 points or more 20 times.

PF Christian Bishop, junior, 6-8 (11.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 blocks in 2020-21)

  • 68.1% FG’s (141-207), 1-4 from three, 56.2% FT’s (59-105)
  • 90 games played, including 62 starts
  • Bishop scored 15 or more points in six games last season, and posted six double-doubles. He posted three or more assists five times.

G/W Jaylon Tyson, freshman, 6-7

  • Top 30 prospect in 2021 class
  • Made over 200 three-pointers last two years at Plano John Paul II
  • Originally signed with Texas Tech

SG Jase Febres, senior, 6-5 (5.2 points, 1.5 rebounds in 2020-21)

  • 104 games played, including 62 starts
  • 39.3% FG’s (22-56), 39.2% from three (20-51) and 4-4 FT’s in 2020-21.
  • Has scored 716 points in 104 games at Texas. Has 192 made three-pointers at 36.2%.
  • Scored in double figures 31 times at Texas. Recorded four games of 20 points or more, and 14 games of 15 points or more.

F Brock Cunningham, junior, 6-5 (1.6 points, 3.1 rebounds in 2020-21)

  • 41 games played with one start

SG Avery Benson, junior, 6-4 (1.3 points, 6-9 from three in 2020-21)

  • 71 games played
  • 15-36 from three in three seasons at Texas Tech

CG Gavin Perryman, freshman, 6-2 

  • Made over 200 three-pointers in high school career at Dallas Jesuit
  • Son of former Texas guard Brandy Perryman

Photo courtesy of Minnesota/Kelly Hagenson

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