Pitt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings will host 6-foot-2 inch, 170 pound Montverde Academy (FL) combo-guard Marcus Carr this weekend. With secured commitments from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI point guard Aaron Thompson and Tilton (NH) Tilton School power forward /center Terrell Brown, Stallings has three scholarships left to complete the Panthers’ 2017 recruiting class.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the overall atmosphere of the school as well as watching the team practice for the first time,” said Carr. “I’m definetely very excited! I can’t wait to get down to the campus and get a real feel for what it’s really like at Pitt.”
Carr is a bit of a ‘comeback kid’. He tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) shortly before his high school season a year ago and his injury caused a great deal of trepidation with recruiters. An ACL tear for a guard is a distressing blow physically and psychologically. Some, not all, players can return to full functionality after the injury. The ACL provides stability for sports such as basketball, tennis, or skiing where an athlete uses rotational movement (changing directions while moving).