Carr Suddenly Plays Up to His Potential Again

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Carr Suddenly Plays Up to His Potential Again


DURHAM, N.C. - Even among a group of 11 new players on Pitt's roster entering the season, a huddled mass of unrecognizable names and indistinguishable faces, there was always something about Marcus Carr that stood out.

Among the seven freshmen who made up a majority of the group, he was the highest rated by various recruiting services, a four-star prospect in a class made up partially of long-term projects and relative unknowns. That standing was largely backed up in the Panthers' first 13 games, when Carr resembled the kind of steady and talented young player around which they could build.

In his team's seventh game of ACC play - following an uninspired, multi-week run of showings - he once again looked like that version of himself.

There was little to be found in the way of consolation from Pitt's 81-54 loss Saturday to No. 5-ranked Duke, perhaps other than covering a 29-point betting line. But among the positives was a much-needed burst of positivity from Carr. The freshman point guard scored 12 points, his second-highest scoring output in the past five weeks, and for maybe the first time in ACC competition, he was more of a positive influence than a harmful one while running the offense.

"He played much better today," coach Kevin Stallings said Saturday. "He didn't try to do too much and sort of let the game come to him. As a result, he played well."

The scoring numbers stand out, as Carr was able to provide offense on a day when few others did. A player who lacks jarring quickness was fast and decisive for much of the afternoon, making timely cuts to the basket and keeping opposing guards on their heels at times, something he had been mostly unable to do in the first six ACC games.

Most impressive, he was able to keep his composure in an environment in which he very easily could have lost it, playing in one of the more storied and frenzied venues in the sport against a top-five team that pressed for most of the game. He looked not only like he weathered it, but even like he embraced or welcomed it.

In 31 minutes of play, Carr had just one turnover, which came not from careless ballhandling, but from setting a moving screen after handing the ball off to teammate Kene Chukwuka in the first half. …

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