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Wake Forest transfer Andrew Carr pulls name from NBA Draft, will play at Kentucky in '24-25

Zack Geogheganby:Zack Geoghegan05/28/24


Make that three Kentucky commits withdrawing from the 2024 NBA Draft.

Soon after transfer prospects Amari Williams (Drexel) and Lamont Butler (San Diego State) pulled their names from the draft pool on Tuesday, Andrew Carr (Wake Forest) did the same, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Carr, a 6-foot-11 forward, will suit up for one final season of college basketball and will do so with Kentucky in 2024-25.

During the 2023-24 season at Wake Forest, Carr averaged 13.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks in 32.5 minutes per outing. He shot 52.6 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from deep, and 78.1 percent from the line while starting all 35 games played for the Demon Deacons.

A native of Pennsylvania, Carr began his college career at Delaware where he played as a freshman and sophomore. He made the jump to Wake Forest as a junior in 2022-23 and didn’t skip a beat with per-game averages of 10.7 points and six rebounds on 48.9 percent overall shooting. Carr shined again as a senior this past season before transferring once more, this time to Kentucky. He was officially introduced by the program on April 29.

One other transfer player who committed to Kentucky this offseason continues to contemplate making the leap to the NBA. Dayton’s Koby Brea still has a decision to make regarding turning pro or returning to college. That being said, the expectation is that Brea will ultimately come back to college and play in Lexington next season alongside the likes of Williams, Butler, and Carr.

Another notable name still going through the draft process is BYU’s Jaxson Robinson. If the talented guard elects to pull his name, Kentucky is viewed as the likely landing spot. Miami’s Wooga Poplar is also still in the draft and is receiving interest from the Wildcats.

The deadline for players to withdraw their names from the draft pool is May 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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