Markus Carr “Swish”

– the man behind Cross Over Nation

The US-American (born in Sun Valley, California) has been living in Austria for several years and is the founder of the agency Cross Over Nation.

Markus “Swish” Carr had an excellent college basketball career at the California State Northridge where he averaged 16.0 points per game in his senior year in 2002. Carr is the Cal State Northridge all time leader in Assist and Steals in the history of the program. In 2014, Carr was inducted into the Cal State Northridge Matador “Hall of Fame” for his efforts on and off the court during his career.

As a professional basketball player, he played for several clubs in Europe and South America including Top Leagues France Pro A., Bosnian 1st League with Igokea, Poland & Hungary.  Ultimately ending in the Top League in Austria’s ABL two years (2010-2012) for the BC Vienna in the ABL. At the same time, he also founded Cross Over Nation. Markus Carr is committed to bringing the basketball spirit to Europe. With his summer camps, he wants to support kids in improving their basketball skills and in finding a healthy balance between sports and life.

Additionally to these camps, Markus Carr hosts various entertainment events, like the official side event of the ABL All Star Day, Euro Masters Cup Austria, Streetball Events and more.


  • Cal State University Men’s Basketball “Matador Hall of Fame” Inductee 2014
  • 10+ Years Pro-Basketball Experience / 10 + Jahre als Profi-Basketball Spieler
  • 5+ Years Event Organization / 5+ Jahre Erfahrung Veranstaltungsorganisation
  • Basketball Coaching – FIBA Certified D/C Trainer-License (Lizenz)
  • Bachelor of Communications Studies (1998-2002)
  • Sport Education / Sport-Fortbildung: Theorie & Praxis für Koordinations Training

Through the Years

  • 2016 – 2017: International School, Velden am Wörthesee ; Volkschule Lendorf ; SGS Lakers, ABC Villach Eagles LL, ABC Eagles Herren Liga
  • 2015-13: Austria All-Star Basketball Camp
  • 2015: Basketball Cup, Mallnitz
  • 2015-14: Villach Raiders U14-U16
  • 2014: Mini Basketball Challenge, Villach
  • 2013-12: Red Bull King of the Rock Austria
  • 2012-11: Cross Over Nation Basketball Camp
  • 2011: Snipes GRC Quali-Wien
  • 2011-02: Professional Basketball Worldwide
  • 2002-1997: University of California, Northridge Mens Basketball (4 year scholarship)
Download pdf: Carr Markus Trainer License B/C Zeugnis