Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr, the No. 1 transfer this offseason, announced his commitment to Texas on Saturday, giving Chris Beard's Longhorns a legitimate case to be the preseason No. 1 entering next season.

Carr opted for Texas instead of pursuing a professional basketball option in Australia. Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas were also on his final list of transfer options.


Carr originally entered the transfer portal in March before turning pro. After it appeared it was unlikely he would be picked in the NBA draft, Carr withdrew his name from the draft and decided to return to college in late June.

A 6-foot-2 guard from Toronto, Carr earned third-team All-Big Ten honors last season after averaging 19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists. He was one of the most explosive guards in college basketball, scoring 30 or more points on four occasions, including a 41-point performance in a February loss to Nebraska.