Four star guard Cameron Carr committed to Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon, the top 100 players announced on social media.
The 6-foot-4, 160-pound Carr is considered the No. 87 player in 247Sports’ overall player rankings. He is ranked the 17th combo guard and 3rd player overall in the state of Missouri, where he attends Link Academy.
“It was just the right place for me” Carr told 247Sports national basketball director Eric Bossi. “For the past two weeks, I feel like I really tried to find the right answer for what was important to me about choosing a school. I was really at two schools and it was really difficult to take the decision, but overall I really felt like Tennessee was the right decision for me.”
— Cameron Carr (@cameroncarr43) November 8, 2022
Carr is the fourth enlistment in the 2023 recruiting class for the Flights, joining his three-star Link Academy teammate Cade Phillipskeep four stars Freddie Dilione and four-star center J.P. Estrella. Carr paid an official visit to Tennessee the weekend of Oct. 21 while recently making official visits to the Northwest (Sept. 16), Kansas State (Sept. 23), Virginia (Oct. 24) and Louisville (October 28).
“I love Coach Barnes, I love their coaching staff,” Carr said earlier this month after his visit with the Vols. happened. I liked being with their guys. They all share the same ideas and they all want the same thing and really want to do well. I respect that a lot. »
Carr saw his recruitment take off in the fall after a great summer with MoKan Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit. He wasn’t ranked in the top 100 until recently when many schools started stopping by to see him at Link Academy and coming away with strong opinions about him.
“He’s long, skilful, athletic and has a good idea of what coaches like about his game,” Bossi wrote recently. “Coming out of the summer, Carr had relatively light recruiting but things got busy quickly.
“A bit of a latecomer who has now stretched to 6ft 4in, Carr is a slim but skilled guard who has a lot to offer both as a scorer and playmaker and is really starting to get a chance to show that. what he can do after battling injury earlier in his career.”
Carr grew up in Manhattan, Kansas. His father, Chris, played six seasons in the NBA and played professionally for two years overseas. The elder Carr was a second-round draft pick by the Phoenix Suns in 1995 in southern Illinois and saw time with the Suns, Timberwolves, Nets, Warriors, Bulls and Celtics. While in Minnesota in 1997, he was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest runner-up behind Kobe Bryant.
With four commitments, Tennessee’s recruiting class of 2023 is currently ranked No. 10 overall in the nation by 247Sports. It is considered the second-best recruiting class in the SEC, behind Kentucky (No. 2).