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Name:
Cory Carr - 21
Class/Pos./Ht./Wt.:
Senior/Guard/6-4/210
Hometown:
Kingsland, Arkansas
School:
Kingsland HS

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Last year's Big 12 leading scorer is a national player of the year candidate...declared for the NBA draft but opted to return for his senior season...one of 10 preseason nominees for the Naismith Award and among the 25 Wooden Award preseason candidates...truly one of the nation's great players who has sparkled not only at Texas Tech, but as a member of USA Basketball's 22 and Under squad the last two summers...great shooting touch and solid moves to the basket.

1997 USA 22 and Under Team: Competed for the USA 22 and Under World Championship Team that played in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 22 & Under World Championship in Melbourne, Australia...averaged 9.1 points and led the team in minutes played...team members included Notre Dame's Pat Garrity, Minnesota's Sam Jacobson and Oklahoma's Corey Brewer among others.

1997-98 The Naismith and Wooden Award candidate leads the Big 12 in scoring with 23.0 points per game...was the league's top scorer last year as well with 23.1 a game...has scored in double figures in 31 consecutive games...scored 20 or more points nine times in first 11 games...also leads the Big 12 in free throw percentage...also getting the job done on the boards with more than five per game (5.1)...scored career-high 39 points at home against Southwestern Louisiana...named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week after that performance...scored 31 points at Nevada, 22 after halftime...had 26 points at SMU...had 24 against TCU...scored 20 points at No. 14 New Mexico, where streak of a three-pointer in 49 consecutive games ended...had career-high 11 rebounds against Stephen F. Austin...has moved into ninth all-time at Texas Tech in career scoring with 1,529 points...closing in on all-time career three-point mark as well for the Red Raiders.

1997-98 Game-by-Game Statistics
Opponent            MP  FG-A    Pct.    3P-A    Pct.    FT-A    Pct.    REB PF  A   TO  BS  ST  TP
at SMU              37  10-22   .455    2-10    .200    4-4     1.000   8   3   1   4   0   3   26  
TCU                 35  7-17    .412    2-8     .250    8-9     .889    3   1   2   1   0   1   24  
at ODU              35  4-14    .286    2-8     .250    4-6     .667    2   1   0   2   0   0   14
G. WASHINGTON       38  7-14    .500    3-4     .750    8-9     .889    2   3   2   5   0   2   25
USL                 40  11-16   .688    3-4     .750    14-16   .875    6   3   3   1   1   1   39
at SW Missouri St.  36  8-14    .571    1-2     .500    3-3     1.000   2   2   2   4   0   0   20
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M    30  6-17    .353    1-3     .333    1-1     1.000   6   0   4   1   2   0   14  
at N. Mexico        34  6-19    .316    0-6     .000    8-8     1.000   2   3   1   1   0   0   20
at Nevada           40  9-19    .474    5-11    .455    8-8     1.000   8   3   7   1   0   2   31
S.F. AUSTIN         33  7-19    .368    2-11    .182    4-4     1.000   11  2   3   4   0   1   20
IOWA STATE          39  8-20    .400    2-6     .333    2-4     .500    6   1   3   1   0   0   20

QUOTEBOOK... "He is a lottery pick this season. I don't know if you can stop him. In fact, it might be one of those instances where he gets his points and you try to stop his teammates." -- Old Dominion coach Jeff Capel talking about Cory Carr

"This was a pretty good team we played tonight. They do a lot of good things...they have a consensus All-American in Carr." -- Southwest Missouri State coach Steve Alford

"[Carr] is the best player we will have played against this year...he has the numbers. He's a great player..he can shoot the ball. He's a lot like some of the pros we had at Arkansas. He plays more like (Ron) Brewer than (Sidney) Moncrief...he's compared to those guys because he's from Arkansas. Brewer played in the league (NBA) for 10 years." -- Nevada coach Pat Foster

"[Carr] makes their team run. He's one of those guys you can't stop, you just hope to contain." -- Ben Kandlbinder Southwest Missouri State forward

"The Red Raiders' Cory Carr, a national player of the year candidate who led the Big 12 in scoring last season with 23.1, is the real deal. He can rip a defense with 3-point shots or acrobatic drives." -- Steve Sneddon Reno Gazette-Journal sportswriter

1996-97 (Junior): Honorable mention All-America (Associated Press)...Second Team All-Big 12 Conference...twice the Big 12's Player of the Week (12/30, 12/9)...led the Big 12 in scoring at 23.1 points a game...scoring average was third highest in school history for a single season...surpassed his own school record with 94 three-pointers...made a three-pointer in the past 42 consecutive games and in 59 of his last 62...among conference leaders in free throw percentage (.792)...third in Big 12 with 3.4 three-pointers per game...overall, among top 10 conference leaders in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three-pointers made...also led league in conference games with 22.8 per game...shot .830 from charity stripe in Big 12 games to rank fifth...ranked 10th nationally in NCAA Division I in scoring and 11th in three-pointers made per game...one of three Texas Tech players to start every game along with Tony Battie and Stan Bonewitz...scored 20 or more points in nine consecutive games before being limited to 18 against Iowa State in Big 12 tourney...scored at least 20 points 21 times, including the last eight of nine games...scored his 1,000th career point at Iowa State...played full 40 minutes five times and played 44 at Baylor in overtime...hit school-record tying seven treys against New Mexico State and Missouri...connected for at least one three-pointer in every game...hit at least three treys in 19 games...hit four three-pointers in 12 games...made 12-of-12 free throws against Baylor and was 22-of-23 during a two game-stretch...scored a career-high 34 points against Fresno State...also had a then season-high seven boards against Fresno...came back the next game versus New Mexico State to score 31 with a school-record tying seven three-pointers...became the first player since Rick Bullock (1975-76) to score 30 points in back-to-back games...tallied 33 points against Nebraska...scored 30 points at Missouri...scored 26 points against Iowa State...scored game-high 22 against Texas at home, including two free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining to give Tech the 72-70 win...led the team in rebounding for the first time in his career with a personal-best eight boards in that UT game...had 28 at TCU...had 17 of his 22 points in the second half at Texas A&M...four-point play put Tech up for good down the stretch at Oklahoma...scored team-high 22 at George Washington -- 16 in the first half...came out of the shoot fast with 29 points against Southern Mississippi and a career-best eight assists.

1996 (USA 22 and Under Team): Scored eight points on two three-pointers against Dream Team on July 6 in Detroit as a member of USA's Select Team...one of the 12 players for the USA Men's 22 and Under Team that captured the gold medal in the Confederation of Pan American Basketball Associations 22 and Under Tournament...averaged 11.2 points and scored 24 in final game against host Puerto Rico...earned spot on the final 16 of out 41 of the country's top players.

1995-96 (Sophomore): Started only three games, but was named second-team All-SWC...scored 21 points in SWC tournament championship game against Texas and was named to the all-tournament squad...second leading scorer with 16.9 a game...led the team in scoring in nine games...hit double-digits scoring 28 times...scored 20 or more points eight times, including a career-best 29 against TCU...had 19 points -- including four first-half three-pointers -- in NCAA tournament win over North Carolina...set a single-season school record with 92 three-pointers...tied the school mark with seven treys against Rice (3/2/96)...was a 76 percent shooter from the free throw line, which ranked second behind teammate Koy Smith...averaged 16.9 points against SWC foes...shot better than 40 percent from the three-point stripe in league action...only one of three players to see action in all 32 games...fifth in minutes played on the squad.

1994-95 (Freshman): Played in 28-of-30 games as true freshman...scored 116 points on the season for average of 4.1 points per outing...dished out 24 assists, blocked a couple of shots and came up with six steals on season...saved best outing of season for Tech's National Invitation Tournament outing against Washington State...scored then career-high 13 points in that NIT game...also scored in double figures in Southwest Conference action against Texas (12 points) and Baylor (11 points)...tallied a then career-best five boards at home against Prairie View A&M early...saw action in every SWC game...tallied 6.3 minutes a game and scored 55 points for a 3.9 clip in league play.

High School: A definite steal for the Red Raiders out of Arkansas' Kingsland High School...was the state of Arkansas' "Gatorade Player of the Year" following his outstanding senior campaign...led his high school team to 39-3 overall record as senior and team lost in state semi-finals...team claimed district and regional titles...holds school record for scoring, rebounding and assists...averaged a triple double in senior season...scored at 23.0 points per game clip, while pulling down 10.5 rebounds and dishing out 10.4 assists a contest...named to all-district, all-region and all-state honors...picked up hardware for Most Valuable Player honors at state tournament...Pine Bluff Commercial Appeal named him the state's player of the year and also named to Arkansas Dream Team...a McDonald's All-America nominee...named to honorable mention All-America honors by Street & Smith's and USA Today...played in Arkansas High School All-Star Game...named to first-team All-America honors in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) competition...was coached in high school career by Mike Upshaw and Tommy Harper.

Personal: Full name is Cory Jermaine Carr...was born Dec. 5, 1975 in Fordyce, Ark....son of Sharon and John Butler...has a brother, Jonathon Butler...cousin of longtime NBA performer, Cliff Levingston...also considered Oklahoma State, Clemson and Tulsa...visited Arkansas, OSU and Tulsa...won honors as U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award winner in senior year...served in high school as president of senior class...majoring in public relations.

Career Highs
Points: 34 vs. Fresno State (12-21-96)
Rebounds: 8, three times
Assists: 8 vs. Southern Miss (11-22-96)
Field Goals: 12 vs. Southern Miss (11-22-96)
Field Goal Attempts: 26 at Baylor (2-15-97)
Three-Point Field Goals: 7, three times
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts: 19 at Baylor (2-15-97)
Free Throws: 12 vs. Baylor (1-4-97)
Free Throw Attepts: 15 vs. Fresno State (12-21-96)
Blocks: 1, 10 times
Steals: 3, twice
Career Statistics All Games
YEAR    GP-S    MP      FG-A    FG%     3P-A     3P%    FT-A    FT%     REB-AVG A   TO  BLK STL PF-D    TP      AVG
1994-95 28-1    241     40-98   .408    9-34    .265    27-41   .659    29-1.0  24  28  2   6   34-0    116      4.1
1995-96 32-3    810     168-382 .440    92-235  .391    86-113  .761    123-3.8 49  40  4   19  58-0    514     16.1
1996-97 28-28   1051    213-499 .427    94-249  .378    126-159 .792    128-4.6 82  98  4   25  60-0    646     23.1
1997-98 11-11   397     83-191  .435    23-73   .315    64-72   .889    56-5.1  28  25  3   10  22-0    253     23.0
TOTALS  99-43   2498    504-1170.431    218-591 .369    303-385 .787    336-3.4 183 191 13  60  174-0   1529    15.4
Conference Games
YEAR    GP-S    MP      FG-A    FG%     3P-A     3P%    FT-A    FT%     REB-AVG A   TO  BLK STL PF-D    TP  AVG
1994-95 14-0    88      16-30   .533    5-10    .500    18-26   .692    10-0.7  8   12  0   4   14-0    55  3.9 
1995-96 14-0    371     74-172  .430    42-105  .400    47-65   .723    47-3.4  26  17  1   10  29-0    237 16.9
1996-97 16-16   609     117-290 .403    53-152  .349    78-94   .830    77-4.8  38  53  1   11  38-0    365 22.8
TOTALS  44-16   1068    207-492 .420    100-267 .375    143-185 .773    134-3.0 72  82  2   25  81-0    657 14.9    
Career Game-by-Game 1996-97
Opponent            MP  FG-A    PCT     3P-A    PCT     FT-A    PCT     REB PF  A   TO  BLK S   TP
SOUTHERN MISS*      37  12-25   .480    2-8     .250    3-6     .500    4   2   8   2   0   2   29  
at Nicholls State*  39  7-17    .412    1-6     .167    2-2     1.000   5   3   5   6   0   3   17
at George Wash.*    38  8-16    .500    4-9     .444    2-3     .667    3   2   2   3   0   0   22
ARK.-LITTLE ROCK*   35  9-18    .500    4-9     .444    3-6     .500    6   2   6   3   1   1   25
NEW MEXICO*         38  10-18   .556    4-9     .444    1-1     1.000   6   0   7   2   1   2   25
at TCU*             39  10-17   .588    4-8     .500    4-5     .800    4   0   5   3   1   3   28
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO*  28  3-9     .333    1-6     .167    0-0     .000    1   3   2   2   0   1   7
vs. Fresno State*   40  9-16    .563    6-7     .857    10-15   .667    7   0   5   6   0   0   34
vs. New Mexico St.* 40  11-24   .458    7-16    .438    2-3     .667    4   3   1   4   0   2   31  
vs. Wyoming*        36  5-17    .294    3-9     .333    10-11   .909    4   3   2   4   0   0   23
BAYLOR*             40  6-16    .375    1-6     .167    12-12   1.000   5   1   4   3   0   1   25
at Oklahoma State*  40  6-13    .462    3-7     .429    1-2     .500    4   2   1   5   1   1   16
COLORADO*           35  6-19    .316    2-11    .182    5-9     .556    5   2   4   1   0   0   19
at Oklahoma*        38  9-21    .429    4-13    .308    4-6     .667    5   3   2   5   0   2   26
at Kansas State*    36  7-19    .368    6-11    .545    3-4     .750    5   2   2   3   0   1   23
OKLAHOMA STATE*     43  5-19    .263    1-9     .111    4-5     .800    5   2   3   3   0   0   15
at Iowa State*      40  10-19   .526    5-10    .500    1-1     1.000   5   4   0   2   0   1   26
KANSAS*             38  6-21    .286    3-11    .273    1-2     .500    2   4   3   2   0   0   16
at Texas*           39  5-19    .263    3-9     .333    7-7     1.000   5   1   3   6   0   0   20
NEBRASKA*           38  10-18   .556    6-11    .545    7-8     .875    6   0   4   4   0   1   33
at Texas A&M*       37  8-16    .500    1-3     .333    5-6     .833    5   2   1   1   0   0   22
at Baylor*          44  9-26    .346    4-19    .211    0-0     .000    3   4   1   9   0   1   22
OKLAHOMA*           39  8-20    .400    3-9     .333    7-8     .875    2   1   2   1   0   2   26
TEXAS*              33  6-12    .500    3-4     .750    7-8     .875    8   4   3   3   0   0   22
at Missouri*        33  9-19    .474    7-13    .538    5-7     .714    4   3   2   3   0   0   30
TEXAS A&M*          37  7-13    .538    1-6     .167    9-9     1.000   8   3   3   2   0   1   24
vs. Kansas State*   35  7-18    .389    3-5     .600    5-6     .833    5   1   1   7   0   0   22
vs. Iowa State*     36  5-14    .357    2-5     .400    6-7     .857    2   3   0   3   0   0   18
1995-96
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M    16  2-10    .200    0-4     .000    2-2     1.000   3   1   1   1   0   0   6
Oklahoma            6   1-2     .500    1-2     .500    0-0     .000    1   2   0   2   0   0   3
Ark.-Little Rock    25  4-9     .444    2-6     .333    3-4     .750    3   2   2   0   0   0   13
SW MISSOURI         19  6-9     .667    4-5     .800    4-5     .800    5   1   1   0   0   1   20
NICHOLLS STATE      21  6-15    .400    3-11    .273    0-0     .000    5   1   2   1   0   0   15
OLD DOMINION        34  5-11    .454    2-7     .286    4-4     1.000   7   2   2   3   1   1   16
BYU                 27  9-14    .643    5-8     .625    4-4     1.000   6   1   0   0   1   0   27
Eastern Michigan    28  7-18    .389    4-9     .444    0-0     .000    5   1   2   1   0   0   18
LaSalle             27  5-10    .500    1-6     .167    5-5     1.000   4   2   0   4   0   1   16
MONTANA ST.         35  10-17   .588    6-11    .545    0-0     .000    5   1   5   1   0   1   26
East Tennessee      21  6-11    .545    3-7     .429    1-2     .500    4   2   2   0   0   1   16
TCU                 30  8-14    .571    6-10    .600    7-8     .875    2   2   2   1   0   0   29
TEXAS A&M           24  8-13    .615    3-7     .429    3-5     .600    4   1   0   1   0   2   22
Baylor              29  5-15    .333    4-12    .333    4-4     1.000   5   1   0   1   0   0   18
HOUSTON             24  6-12    .500    1-4     .250    3-5     .600    1   2   2   2   0   1   16
SMU                 30  4-9     .444    2-4     .500    3-3     1.000   4   3   0   0   0   2   13
TEXAS               28  5-15    .333    1-6     .167    7-8 .    875    2   2   2   2   0   2   18
Oral Roberts        27  1-9     .111    0-4     .000    1-3     .333    3   2   0   1   0   1    3
Rice                20  2-6     .333    2-5     .400    2-4     .500    1   1   0   2   0   0    8
TCU                 20  4-17    .235    3-12    .250    1-1     1.000   4   2   3   1   0   0   12
Texas A&M           29  5-7     .714    3-3     1.000   2-3     .667    4   2   4   0   0   0   15  
BAYLOR              27  4-13    .308    3-9     .333    5-8     .625    8   2   2   4   0   2   16
Houston             31  6-12    .500    2-5     .400    6-9     .667    0   3   2   0   0   0   20
SMU                 25  5-13    .385    3-8     .375    1-1     1.000   5   3   3   1   0   1   14
Texas               29  4-12    .333    2-8     .250    2-4     .500    3   3   4   1   0   0   12
RICE                25  8-14    .571    7-12    .583    1-2     .500    4   2   2   1   1   0   24
Texas A&M           20  5-10    .500    3-7     .429    2-3     .667    7   0   1   1   1   0   15
Rice                30  6-11    .545    4-8     .500    0-0     .000    3   1   2   0   0   1   16
Texas               23  7-15    .467    2-8     .250    5-6     .833    3   3   0   2   0   1   21
Northern Illinois   29  4-14    .286    3-10    .300    0-0     .000    5   1   2   1   0   1   11
North Carolina      22  6-12    .500    4-9     .444    3-4     .750    2   2   1   2   0   0   19
Georgetown          29  4-13    .308    3-8     .375    5-6     .833    5   4   0   3   0   0   16
1994-95
Opponent            MP  FG-A    PCT     3P-A    PCT     FT-A    PCT     REB PF  A   TO  BLK S   TP
HOUSTON BAPTIST     17  2-4     .500    1-3     .333    0-0     .000    2   2   1   3   1   0   5
Wisconsin           12  0-2     .000    0-1     .000    2-3     .667    0   0   1   2   0   0   2
EAST TENNESSEE      14  4-6     .667    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    1   4   4   0   1   0   8
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M    16  3-8     .375    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    5   1   3   3   0   1   6
Kentucky             3  0-1     .000    0-1     .000    0-0     .000    0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Temple                                              DNP
Penn State          12  1-4     .250    1-3     .333    0-0     .000    1   0   1   1   0   0   3
Arizona             9   3-7     .429    0-3     .000    0-0     .000    2   4   0   1   0   0   6
MIDWESTERN ST.      9   2-3     .667    0-1     .000    2-2     1.000   0   0   1   0   0   0   6   
Montana State       11  1-4     .250    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    0   3   0   2   0   0   2
Texas A&M           10  1-3     .333    0-2     .000    0-0     .000    0   3   2   1   0   0   2
Baylor              3   0-0     .000    0-0     .000    1-2     .500    0   0   1   0   0   0   1
Houston             4   1-2     .500    0-1     .000    0-0     .000    1   0   0   0   0   1   2
SMU                 10  1-3     .333    0-1     .000    3-4     .750    1   4   1   1   0   1   5
NICHOLLS ST.        8   2-7     .286    0-1     .000    0-0     .000    0   1   0   0   0   0   4
Texas               14  3-3     1.000   2-2     1.000   4-5     .800    1   3   0   5   0   1   12
Rice                3   0-1     .000    0-0     .000    1-2     .500    1   0   0   0   0   0   1
TCU                 2   0-0     .000    0-0     .000    1-2     .000    0   0   0   1   0   0   1
TEXAS A&M           7   3-4     .750    0-0     .000    2-3     .667    2   0   0   1   0   0   8   
Baylor              4   2-3     .667    2-2     1.000   5-6     .833    1   0   1   0   0   0   11
HOUSTON             11  2-3     .667    1-2     .500    1-1     1.000   0   1   1   0   0   0   6
SMU                 5   1-1     1.000   0-0     .000    0-1     .000    2   1   1   3   0   0   2
TEXAS               8   1-2     .500    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    0   0   0   0   0   1   2
RICE                5   0-1     .000    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    0   0   1   0   0   0   0   
ORAL ROBERTS        9   1-3     .333    0-1     .000    0-0     .000    1   1   1   0   0   0   2
TCU                 4   1-4     .250    0-0     .000    0-0     .000    1   2   0   0   0   0   2
SMU                 14  0-7     .000    0-1     .000    2-3     .667    4   2   2   2   0   1   2
Houston              4  1-2     .500    0-0     .000    0-1     .000    1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Texas                                               DNP
Washington St.      15  4-10    .400    2-6     .333    3-6     .500    2   2   2   2   0   0   13

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