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Neighbors lands commitment of Syracuse transfer
Syracuse guard Christianna Carr in action during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Arkansas women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors landed the commitment of Syracuse graduate transfer Christianna Carr on Thursday.
Carr, 6-1, started all 29 games and averaged 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds last season for the Orange. She shot 36.3 % from the field, 34.3% from three-point range and 91.7% at the free throw line.
She took an official visit to Arkansas on Wednesday and Thursday. She also visited Virginia Tech and Florida, and canceled a trip to Colorado.
Carr attended Manhattan (Kan.) High School and was a 2018 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year finalist before signing with Kansas State. She played three seasons for the Wildcats.
Carr started 24 games as a junior at K-State and averaged 15.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. She shot 35% from three.
She averaged 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds during her Kansas State career. Neighbors' wife, Jayci Stone, was an assistant for the Wildcats during Carr’s freshman season.
Carr’s father, Chris, played six seasons in the NBA and was the runner-up to Kobe Bryant in the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest.
Carr is the only transfer to visit Neighbors and the Razorbacks this spring. Neighbors is not expected to pursue other transfers.
With the addition of Carr, the Razorbacks have 12 scholarship players on the roster for 2022-23 season. The NCAA maximum is 15.
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