Big Ten, AP honors for Minnesota Men’s Basketball stars Carr and Kalscheur

Marcus Carr
Gabe Kalscheur

3/9/2021

Carr receives All-Big Ten honors, while Kalscheur recognized for Sportsmanship

Minnesota guards Marcus Carr and Gabe Kalscheur were recognized by the Big Ten today. Carr was named All-Big Ten Second Team (media) and All-Big Ten Third Team (coaches), while Kalscheur was Minnesota’s Sportsmanship Award honoree. Separately, Carr was named AP All-Big Ten First Team.

Carr finished third in the Big Ten regular season in scoring (19.6) and assists (4.9), while playing a league high in minutes (35.6). The dynamic junior has scored 529 points this year in 27 games, which already bests his 478 points in 31 games last season. 

Carr, who was named All-Big Ten Third Team (media) last season, has played in 58 games as a Gopher. He averages 17.4 points per game and 5.82 assists per game as a Gopher. At this point in his career, his 17.4 points per game would rank ninth in school history (minimum 40 games played) and would be the best career scoring average since Mychal Thompson averaged 20.8 points from 1975-78. His average of 5.82 assists per game would rank first in school history (minimum 40 games played) ahead of Ray Williams who averaged 5.7 from 1976-77.

Kalscheur, who started the first 88 games of his career, has missed the last six games and is out indefinitely after breaking a finger in his right hand (shooting hand) when the team was practicing at Maryland on Feb. 16. The junior is Minnesota’s best defender and team’s third leading scorer (9.2 points per game). He ranks sixth in school history in made threes (180) and attempted threes (521). He has scored 916 points for Minnesota and is 84 shy away of scoring 1,000 for his career.

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