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Wake Forest transfer Andrew Carr commits to Kentucky

The Kentucky men’s basketball roster continues to take shape with the addition of Andrew Carr to head coach Mark Pope’s inaugural roster it was announced on Monday.

The men's basketball roster continues to take shape with the addition of to head coach 's inaugural roster it was announced on Monday.

Carr is a collegiate 1,000-point scorer who has also amassed more than 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a four-year career at Delaware and Wake Forest. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.

“Andrew Carr is the prototypical college and NBA power forward,” Pope said. “He's incredibly skilled and an elite level decision maker. He shoots the ball with terrific range and is a force inside shooting 66 percent on 2-point field goal attempts.

“Andrew understands what it means to wear this jersey and he understands the assignment and why he is coming to Lexington. He's been a captain of every team he's ever been associated with. He's a steadying force and a great leader who Kentucky fans are going to love.”

Carr has averaged 11.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 117 career contests. In two seasons at Wake Forest, Carr notched averages of 12.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks per outing.

As a senior with the Deacons, Carr started all 35 games and averaged 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He shot 52.6% from the field and 37.1% from distance. Carr registered seven double-doubles on the season, including three against league foes. The 6-foot-11 big boasted a career-high 31 points against Georgia in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Carr started all 33 games and averaged 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior at Wake Forest. He led the squad with 32 blocks and also paced the team in field-goal percentage at 49.4%. He had a game-high 14 points in his debut with Wake Forest against Fairfiled. He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week following consecutive 20-point scoring efforts including a 21-point, 13-rebound double-double against Boston College. Wake Forest totaled 40 wins in two seasons with Carr on the roster.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania, native began his collegiate career at Delaware. He was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's All-Tournament Team as a sophomore after notching a double-double with 17 points and 12 boards in the title contest against UNC Wilmington helping the Blue Hens to the NCAA Tournament.

In all, Carr played in 49 games and made 44 starts at Delaware. He averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 boards as a freshman before upping his averages to 10.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game his sophomore season.

For his four-year career, Carr has amassed 64 double-figure scoring games and registered 11 double-doubles. He's connected on 94 3-pointers at a 34.4% clip and swatted 133 shots for an average of 1.1 blocks per game for his career.

Carr was a three-year starter at West Chester East and was named to the all-state first team as a senior and the third team as a junior in high school before signing with Delaware.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.


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