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Antoine Carr

Inducted 2005

Antoine Carr

Inducted – 2005

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 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. Heights was unbeaten in 23 games and defeated Wyandotte by 40 points in the state title game. 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. Born July 23, 1961 – Oklahoma City. Graduated Wichita Heights H.S., 1979; Wichita State University, 1983.

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