HoopsHype Aquille Carr rumors

March 26, 2014 Updates

So Carr cut his inner-circle, hired new representation (Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management) and constructed a strategy to help rebuild his image. As a heralded phenom out of Maryland, Carr stumbled into problems away from the court. Now, a primary condition in his agency signing was a rebranding of himself through community events and youth basketball clinics in New York. “I made a couple minor mistakes with Delaware, and I learned from them,” Carr told RealGM in a recent phone interview. “It will never happen again. Delaware was a great experience and I had a lot of fun there. Players and coaches taught me how to be a leader and be responsible. The D-League built my confidence up by playing against older people and more mature guys that played. I had to catch on fast, but I believe I have a good basketball IQ.” RealGM

March 8, 2014 Updates
February 21, 2014 Updates

Muniz also said that onetime Seton Hall pledge Aquille Carr could play with the team, too. “Aquille Carr will be in the tryout,” Muniz said. “His agent called us and asked us if he can practice [with] us. Tyshawn arrives 10 days late for the season and Aquille is one of the options to fill that 10 days.” ZagsBlog.com

February 20, 2014 Updates
February 6, 2014 Updates

Former Patterson star Aquille Carr, cut by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League last month, has not abandoned his professional dreams. Carr, who recently signed with Hazan Sports Management, plans to declare soon for the 2014 NBA draft. "We were planning on having him declare for the draft this year," said Daniel Hazan, CEO and founder of Hazan Sports Management in New York. "Right now, he’s just going through training." Baltimore Sun

January 3, 2014 Updates

Aquille Carr left D-League team Delaware 87ers, a source told Sportando. The rookie point guard was averaging 10.7ppg in D-League in 10 games. Sportando

October 24, 2013 Updates

According to NBA D-League team personnel currently preparing for the upcoming NBADL draft, Carr could be drafted in the top 25, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Carr is drafted higher than some more talented players by a team owned by an NBA squad, simply to get a better look at him before next year’s draft. D-League Digest

How did you come up with the decision to enter the upcoming NBA D-League draft? Aquille Carr: Well, when I started playing it obviously wasn’t on my mind, but when I found out that I was eligible to enter the D-League draft it was like a dream come true. I mean, to know that I can play professional basketball, and to know that I’m so close to the NBA is really an amazing thing to me. Do you have any expectations regarding the NBA D-League? Carr: Yeah, watching the league it really showed me that you can develop your game, and that there’s an opportunity for you to show others what you’re working on too. I really like that part of the league, so I’m looking forward to that. D-League Digest

October 15, 2013 Updates

According to Carr’s agent Johnny Foster, the skilled guard has “signed a D-League contract for the upcoming draft.” Foster also added, “It was his decision to play in the D-League, and to develop in order to get ready for next year’s NBA draft.” Now that Carr has signed an NBA D-League contract, he officially becomes eligible for the NBA D-League draft next month. Carr’s decision to spend this season in the NBA D-League is tremendous for both Carr, and the league itself. On the heels of NBA Commissioner David Stern’s comments regarding the NBADL, and his praise for the league (which accepts players when they’re 18), Carr’s choice to “develop in order to get ready for next year’s NBA draft”, is huge. D-League Digest

June 26, 2013 Updates

Aquille Carr’s professional career in China has begun. After posting 15 points and 8 assists in Chengdu followed by 9 points and 7 assists in Shenzhen against the Bayi Rockets during the USA Legends Tour, Carr was offered a contract in China for next season. “How does it feel to have your first CBA contract offer?” Qingdao Double Star owner Max Shicanbin asked Carr. Shocked, Carr said that he would have to talk with his agent. But Tracy McGrady stepped in and volunteered to assume the role, playing both sides of the fence with the owner of the club he played for until he joined the Spurs. SLAM

“We want stability,” McGrady said in his new role of player representative. “We also want a guaranteed contract and position on the team.” SLAMonline had the chance to talk with Carr after the game, and he was humbled by the opportunity to spend an entire season in China. SLAM

June 23, 2013 Updates
June 10, 2013 Updates

Aquille Carr struggled mightily this week, ultimately missing day three to return to head to China for a promotional tour. A 5'5.5, 144-pound guard, the 19 year old's lack of experience played against him here, as he didn't look prepared to compete in this setting. With many teams trying to understand the decision-making process that landed him here, Carr didn't help the cause of future Americans who opt to follow his path and attend the EuroCamp in the face of eligibility concerns, as he didn't seem to appreciate the potentially life changing opportunity he was presented with. Appearing out of shape and struggling with his confidence and body language, a normally very positive NBA scout could only muster a, “this guy stinks” after Carr struggled to score from the inside and outside amid questionable decisions with the ball on day two. DraftExpress.com

Carr's dreams of securing a massive six-figure offer in Europe came crashing down to earth here, as it was very evident that he's barely prepared to even help a D-League squad at this juncture. Its going to be very interesting to see what the next step is for Carr, as he's in a fairly precarious situation as things stand. He'll have to find a team that is willing to put a lot of work in with him, which is seemingly exactly what the American college basketball system is designed for. DraftExpress.com

May 5, 2013 Updates
April 15, 2013 Updates

Aquille Carr shocked many when he announced his intent to follow in the footsteps of Brandon Jennings by skipping college and beginning his pro career overseas, and while some questioned his decision, it’s now official: Carr has signed on to join Tracy McGrady, Jason Williams and Gary Payton on the NBA Legends Tour that will run for two weeks throughout the month of June in China. “I feel like a pro now,” Carr told SLAMonline of his signing in China. “This is a dream come true.” SLAM

The tour, presented by Self Motivated Athletic Agency and Care 2 Play Sports will span from June 4 until June 15 over six different cities throughout China. In addition to McGrady, Payton, Williams and Carr, former Lakers second round pick Ater Majok and Tulsa 66ers wing Dominique Sutton will join the tour. SLAM

April 10, 2013 Updates

Aquille Carr is taking the Brandon Jennings route to the NBA — skipping college to spend a year playing overseas before be is eligible for the 2014 NBA draft. This summer, he’ll get a taste of what awaits him while spending nearly two weeks in China. From June 5th to June 15th, some of the greatest basketball players of yesteryear will meet the brightest stars of tomorrow as they come together for the Legends Tour. Put together by the Self Motivated Athletic Agency, these stars will tour through China during this upcoming summer. The latest names to join the Legends Tour include two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, former NBA champion Jason “White Chocolate” Williams and Carr, the diminutive dunking star. SheridanHoops

March 18, 2013 Updates

Former Baltimore prep basketball star Aquille Carr plans to pursue a professional career overseas instead of playing at Seton Hall next season, he announced Saturday evening after he scored 52 points in his final high school game. Though some scouts are skeptical of his overseas prospects, the 5-foot-7 guard said he couldn't turn away the possibility of pro money that would help him support his 1-year-old daughter Averi and the rest of his family. “I got a responsibility, taking care of my daughter, so that’s why I picked to take the route overseas,” Carr said. “I’m ready to make basketball my career and be responsible for my family.” Sportando

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