Pelicans Draft Penn State Point Guard Tony Carr
The 2018 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and the New Orleans Pelicans had the 51st overall pick that came in the second-round. They traded their first-round pick to the Chicago Bulls in the Nikola Mirotic deal last season.
With the 51st overall pick the Pelicans selected..... Sophomore point guard Tony Carr out of Penn State.
Carr is a scoring guard who averaged 19.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and five assists during the 2018 college basketball season. He shot 40.8 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from 3-point land.
The 20 year old kid out of Philadelphia was a first-team All-Big Ten selection after the 2017-18 season and was a major factor in the Nittany Lions as they won the NIT Tournament for the second time in the schools history. Carr dominated in the championship game as he scored 15 points and a doled out a career-high 14 assists against Utah.
Last season Carr also had the second-highest single-season scoring total for any Nittany Lion player in school history. He scored 725 points during his sophomore season.
Penn State players drafted don't come along too often as he is the first to be drafted since Calvin Booth in 1999.
Carr comes in at 6'5", 204 pounds according to ESPN. With the addition the Pelicans gain a young guard who helps size wise in the back-court.