19 Facts About Austin Carr


Austin George Carr was born on March 10,1948 and is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association.


Austin Carr is known by Cleveland basketball fans as "Mr Cavalier".


Austin Carr was part of the Notre Dame team which defeated the UCLA Bruins on January 19,1971, which was UCLA's last defeat until being beaten by Notre Dame exactly three years later, breaking the Bruins' NCAA men's basketball record 88-game winning streak.


At Mackin, Austin Carr teamed with All-City guard Tom Little, who made some national All-American teams before starring at the University of Seattle.


Austin Carr was named Parade All-American along with other 1967 seniors such as Artis Gilmore, Howard Porter, Jim McDaniels, and Curtis Rowe, all of whom became major college stars.


Austin Carr lived up to his lofty billing by ending his three-year career at Notre Dame with 2,560 points, ranking him fifth all-time in college basketball history at the time of his departure.


Austin Carr holds NCAA tournament records for most points in one game, most field goals in one game, and most field goals attempted in one game.


Austin Carr's record scoring average of 50 points per game in seven NCAA playoff games has yet to be broken.


Austin Carr has been featured in several "all-time best" lists for his successful college career at Notre Dame.


Austin Carr was featured in another Bleacher Report article in 2013, this time being named the 12th most dominant college basketball player in history.


In March 2020, Austin Carr was featured on ESPN's "SportsCenter Special: College Basketball's Greatest of All Time" 64-player bracket, which celebrated the best men's and women's college basketball players ever.


In November 2020, ClutchPoints published their list of the 25 greatest college players of all time, with Austin Carr listed as the 20th best player of all time.


Austin Carr moved onto the professional ranks as the first overall selection of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1971 NBA draft.


Austin Carr was selected in the 1971 ABA Draft by the Virginia Squires, but signed with the Cavaliers on April 5,1971.


Austin Carr averaged 16.2 points per game, an increase of 6.1 points from the previous season.


Austin Carr averaged playoff career-bests in points, rebounds, steals and minutes per game.


Austin Carr played with the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Bullets, appearing in 47 total games.


Austin Carr retired in 1981, finishing with career averages of 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.


Today, Austin Carr serves as the Director of Community Relations for the Cavaliers and is a color commentator on the team's broadcasts on Bally Sports Ohio.