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June 12, 1997

Carr to Announce Intentions

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech men's basketball standout Cory Carr will hold a press conference Friday afternoon to announce his decision on whether or not to enter the National Basketball Association Draft.

The real audio of the press conference will be available by approximately 2:30 p.m. (central) through Texas Tech's official athletic website at www.texastech.com. A complete transcript of the press conference will also be available on the site.

Carr, a native of Kingsland, Ark., announced on May 8 that he sent a letter to the NBA declaring himself eligible for the draft. He has until June 18 to revoke the letter and withdraw his name from the list of early entrants into the draft.

Red Raiders Tony Battie and Gracen Averil have also declared their intentions to enter the draft. Battie, a 6-11 center from Dallas, has been rated as high as the second-best prospect in the draft.

Carr led the Big 12 in scoring with a 22.1 per game average . If he withdraws his name, Carr is expected to be named to the USA Under-22 National Team that will participate in the World Junior Championships in Australia later this summer.

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