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Antoine Carr
  • High School All-American
  • 1983 NCAA All-American
  • Played 13 NBA Seasons and totaled over 9,000 points
Carr, Antoine
Inducted 2005

Born: July 23, 1961 - Oklahoma City

Graduated: Wichita Heights H.S., 1979; Wichita State University, 1983

Overview

A member of what most people consider the greatest basketball team in Kansas high school history, Antoine Labotte Carr of Wichita Heights High School went on to greatness at Wichita State University and played 13 seasons in the NBA with Atlanta, Sacramento, Utah, Houston and Vancouver, scoring over 9,000 points.

Carr in High School

Carr was a high school All-American at Heights in 1979, but it was the 1977 team - with teammate Darnell Valentine and coached by Lafayette Norwood - which is considered the best of all-time in Kansas.  Heights was unbeaten in 23 games and defeated Wyandotte by 40 points in the state title game.

College & Pro Career

Carr stayed in town and played his college ball at Wichita State, where he helped lead the Shockers to a pair of Missouri Valley Conference titles and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He graduated as the fourth-leading scorer in school history (1,911 points) and scored 47 points in his final game at WSU.  He was a four-time member of the All-MVC team, a 1983 All-American and was the fourth WSU player to have his number retired.  Carr was a first-round draft choice of Detroit in the 1983 NBA Draft, but opted to play in Italy for one season and never played for the Pistons.  Carr's NBA teams reached the playoffs 11 times and he scored a career-high 41 points against Cleveland in 1991.  Carr was inducted into the Shocker Hall of Fame in 1989.