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2018 NBA Draft: New Orleans Pelicans select Tony Carr out of Penn State University with 51st pick in second round

The 6’4.5 point guard showed marked improvement in his sophomore campaign.

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With the 51st pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans chose Tony Carr, a guard out of Penn State University.

Last season as a sophomore with the Nitty Lions, Carr averaged 19.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds. Although he only posted a 40.8 FG%, he did shoot 43.3% from three-point range — a significant improvement upon his 32.0 3PT% from his freshman campaign. He was selected to the 2017-18 All-Big Ten First Team.

Standing 6’-4.5’’, with a 6’-8.25’’ wingspan, and weighing 199 pounds, he has solid size for a point guard and is considered an excellent shot creator off the dribble. However, his athleticism is considered below average as he posted poor leaping ability and lane agility at the 2018 Combine.

According to Sports Illustrated, Carr’s demeanor on the court proved a negative at times.

Body language can be poor. Sort of an aloof personality on the court. Doesn’t appear to be the most fun guy to play with.

We’ll take a deeper look at Carr tomorrow, but with the 51st pick, it’s hard to nitpick draft selections this deep in the second round.