Welcome to Senior Send-Off! This is a series where we highlight the seniors that we covered or watched extensively throughout their senior season. Check out our Instagram to see the graphics and phone backgrounds made for each player. Previous Senior Send-Off pieces are here.
What does he bring?
Andrew Carr’s rate of growth physically and skill-wise both have been trending upwards. His senior season was his best one yet as he was named to the PA All-State first team and the Player of the Year and first-team All-Area by Daily Local News. He fits the mold of a modern stretch-big and has all of the ball-handling skills and shooting ability to prove it. He averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game as he scored from all three levels on offense and still wreaked havoc on defense playing both in the post and harassing guards at the top of a zone. His post moves continue to grow as he’s able to navigate through defenders that may be stronger, and his outside game allows him to step out on the arc whenever needed.
What can we expect from Delaware?
According to Joe Lunardi of ESPN, Delaware looks like they could be on course to make it into the big dance as a possible 15-seed. Last season, they were led by red-shirt Junior Nate Darling as they also had three other players average double-digits in the scoring department. Darling did, however, enter his name into 2020 NBA Draft, but still will maintain his eligibility. The other three leading scorers on the team are all sophomores, so this team is quite young at the moment. As a team, they ranked second in the CAA in scoring per game, first in field goal percentage, fourth in three-point percentage, and second in blocks per game. One area they lacked in was rebounding. The team is very guard-heavy with the exception of Justyn Mutts, which means adding a big man will be very beneficial. A lot of the potential this team has relies on what happens with Darling this off-season.
Andrew Carr will be given a chance to get some minutes right away. If he can build off of the momentum he created in his final high school season, he could see those minutes rise as the season goes on. Just like the team’s success, the amount of minutes he’ll receive is most likely dependent upon Nate Darling returning or not. Either way, Carr will add some much-needed rebounding while adding even more firepower to a team that already knows how to fill up the scoreboard.