MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Tony Carr boasts an impressive list of scholarship offers. Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland and Temple are among the schools who have reportedly extended him an opportunity.
The Philadelphia point guard boosted his stock further with a strong spring on the EYBL circuit, which included impressive performances here last weekend. The 6-foot-4, 175-pounder from Roman Catholic averaged 15.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 17 games.
What I Saw: Heading up to Minnesota for this event, Carr was the No. 1 point guard target on my board that held an Iowa offer. Nothing changed after watching him for two games.
Carr is a big lead guard. He’s listed at 6-4 but is probably an inch or two shorter than that. Still, he’s solidly built with the quickness and ball handling skills of a smaller player, making it tough to stay in front of him.
A few defenders chose to back off Carr to discourage penetration. They paid for it when he showed a smooth stroke from the outside.
Carr always has his head up and displays excellent court vision for finding the open teammate on the break or in the half-court. His height allows him to see over the top of the defense.
With a few point-guard-only teammates on Team Final, Carr slid off the ball with ease. He can post up and penetrate from the wing. But, when it’s crunch time in a game, he’s got the rock in his hands.
Carr would be a great fit at Iowa as he could play alongside 2017 point guard commitment Connor McCaffery. They would compliment each other well with Carr showing better skills to play off the ball to date.