Doha, Qatar – The Pro Basketball Association has named Eric Carr as the Director of International Scouting for the Middle East. Coach Carr has been working in the Middle East for the last 8 years and worked his way up the ladder beginning as a Head Assistant for Robert Taylor who spent 40 years directing clubs in the region, including the Women’s National Team of Qatar and the U-19 team. Coach Carr is a FIBA licenced coach and will be instrumental in helping the PBA from a coaching and scouting perspective having known and worked with many teams in Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. He’s also very close with and has worked with PBA International Scouting Director Lasalle Taylor in Mexico and Antoine Broxsie who is the PBA National Director of Scouting.
Prior to becoming a coach, Carr was a 16 year overseas veteran as a professional basketball player. An all-around player that graduated from Penn State University as a 4-year letter winner in 1993. Carr signed with Nassjo in Sweden in 1994 where he set the league on fire averaging 27.5ppg and 13rpg as a rookie. At an athletic 6’7″ (200cm) Carr could score the ball and rebound at a high level. It seemed like he always had a mismatch; too agile and athletic for bigs, and just overpowering for wings and forwards. He always played smart and under control in his movements and has been a winner at all levels thanks in large part to his background at Penn State.
After leaving Sweden, Carr went on to star in Countries all over the World including Portugal, Uruguay, Paraguay, Belize, Finland, Luxembourg, Mexican leagues of CIMEBA, CIBACOPA, LNBP, LICOMUBA, LIMEBA, and Liga Sureste. Carr has been a 6x All-Star, Dunk Champion, multiple time leading scorer and many other awards and accolades. Everywhere Carr has been he has teammates, coaches, owners, and fans that all cheer for him because as great of a player as he was, he’s that way as a person and more.
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