Justin Maskus, Athletic Media Relations Director
JOPLIN – Former Missouri Southern All-American basketball player CJ Carr has signed a professional contract to play basketball in Germany.
Carr, a two-year star for the Lions, signed a deal with BG Leitershofen out of Augsburg, a team that plays in Germany’s Pro A league. The team’s season starts in late September. It is also the same team that former Lion Skyler Bowlin played for after ending his collegiate career.
This season, Carr was a first-team All-MIAA pick and was a first-team All-Region selection by the NABC and the Conference Commissioner’s Association, as well as a member of the MIAA All-Defensive Team. He concluded the season by being named an honorable mention All-America pick by the Division II Bulletin.
Carr led the MIAA in steals and assists this year, while ranking fifth in scoring and second in minutes. He also ranks 17th nationally in steals and 19th in assists per game. Carr averaged 18.4 points, 4.4 rebounds 2.2 steals and 6.0 assists per game.
A two-time All-MIAA player, Carr finished his career with 1,111 points and moves up the all-time scoring ladder in MSSU history into 14thplace. His point total is the third-most points scored in MSSU history by a two-year player (Taevaunn Prince, 1,303 – Marvin Townsend, 1,167).
“I am very pleased with my decision and I think this will be a great opportunity,” Carr said. “Their staff is full of great people who will help me as much as possible.”