Marcus Carr

Four-star guard Marcus Carr commits to Pittsburgh

Kevin Stallings and his staff picked up a 2017 commitment from Marcus Carr.

2017 guard Marcus Carr just verbally committed to Pittsburgh, according to Northern Kings coach Vidal Messiah.

"They've been recruiting him the longest," Messiah explained to Scout. "Since they were at Vandy."

"Marcus is a very loyal person," he added. "He's been with me since the 7th grade and loyalty had a lot to do with it. They never stopped recruiting him when he got hurt last year."

Carr, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, picked Kevin Stallings' Panthers over Clemson, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech. 

"From a exposure and fit standpoint the ACC is as good as it gets in college basketball," Messiah said. "He has a chance to start right away and help usher in a new era in Pitt basketball."

Playing for the Northern Kings this summer, Carr proved himself as a talented scorer and playmaker. Messiah thinks Carr can help them playing both on and off the ball. 

"Marcus brings leadership, scoring ability and a hard nosed edged to Pitt," Carr said. "He is a special talent with the ball in his hands, running a team, and equally as talented off the ball where he uses his deadly outside jumpshot to score in bunches. On defense he brings tremendous on the ball pressure and will surprise a lot of coaches this year with the strides he's made on that end."

Carr is the third prospect in the 2017 class to pledge to Stallings. Carr joins four-star guard Aaron Thompson and three-star big man Terrell Brown. 

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