Pitt received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-2 inch Montverde Academy (FL) guard Marcus Carr Wednesday morning. Carr, originally from Canada, was a priority recruit for Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings and staff. He chose the Panthers over a number of top programs including Missouri, Minnesota, Houston, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Rhode Island.
Carr is the third player to join the Panthers’ 2017 recruiting class. He joins Paul IV (Fairfax, VA) guard Aaron Thompson (6-foot-2 inches, 175 pounds) and Tilton School (Tilton, NH) power forward / center Terrell Brown (6-foot-9 inches, 235 pounds).
“Marcus and I communicate on a daily basis. There’s a very tight circle of people that you trust and you have to have a strong support system. We pretty much talk on a daily basis,” said Carr’s AAU coach, Vidal Massiah. “Marcus was very comfortable at Pitt. The player-coach relationship is very important, especially for a point guard. He’s exhibited tremendous loyalty to me and our program since the seventh grade. I know in terms of character, who he is as a person, loyalty is a big, big factor. When you trust your coach, when you buy in, it’s huge for a point guard.”