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Austin Carr Biography

Austin George Carr was born March 10, 1948 and is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association. He is known by Cleveland basketball fans as "Mr. Cavalier".

Carr moved onto the professional ranks as the first overall selection of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1971 NBA Draft. Carr was also selected in the 1971 ABA Draft by the Virginia Squires, but signed with the Cavaliers on April 5, 1971.

Carr's first season in the NBA was marred by a series of injuries that limited his output. During the 1971 preseason, he broke his foot and missed the first month of the season. Less than one month after returning to the court, he was sidelined again by another foot injury, missing another seven weeks. Upon his return, he began to display the skills which made him the top selection in the NBA draft and was named to the 1972 NBA All-Rookie Team. Following the conclusion of his first season, Carr had surgery to clear up any lingering foot problems.

The arrival of Lenny Wilkens prior to the start of the 1972-73 campaign gave Carr a solid partner in the backcourt, helping the Cavaliers improve by nine games in the win column. Carr's best season came the following year, when he averaged a career-best 21.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.76 assists per game while shooting 85.6% from the free-throw line.

Two months into the 1974-75 season, he suffered a knee injury that put him out of the lineup indefinitely. His absence in the lineup likely prevented the Cavaliers' from capturing their first-ever playoff berth, with the team's bid falling one game short.


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Cavaliers Legend Austin Carr Holds Basketball Camp

Posted on 31 July 2013 | 5:55 pm

Austin CarrCleveland Cavalier basketball legend Austin Carr took some time to offer his assistance at the Blue Streak Summer Camp on the East side of town. The annual hoops clinic was held July 22-26 at Orange High School and is also slated for July 29-Aug. 2 at Beachwood Middle School. Just over 30 kids ages 7-15 showed up for the week-long camp from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Orange High...[Read More]

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