BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 21: Tony Carr shakes hands with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum after being selected fifth first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans selected Tony Carr with the 51st overall pick of tonight’s NBA Draft.

Carr, 6-5, 205, appeared in 70 games for the Nittany Lions over two seasons, averaging 16.6 points, 4.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds. In his sophomore season, the Philadelphia native averaged 19.6 points (second in Big Ten), 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists while being named an AP Honorable Mention All-American and to the All-Big Ten First Team, while becoming the first sophomore in Penn State history to reach 1,000 career points.

Carr becomes the first Penn State product to be drafted in Pelicans franchise history, the first Nittany Lion to be selected in the NBA Draft since 1999 (Calvin Booth) and the 10th to be drafted in school history.