HoopsHype Aquille Carr rumors

August 20, 2014 Updates

Aquille Carr – once a Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. prep phenom – is finalizing contract terms with the Saint John Mill Rats of the Canada National Basketball League, a source told RealGM. Before entering the June NBA Draft, Carr had played 10 games with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He averaged 10.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. Carr left the D-League in January and spent months training for his next professional team – ultimately going undrafted in June. RealGM

Carr’s deal with the Saint John Mill Rats holds an escape clause should the 20-year-old become drafted in next season’s D-League draft, a source said. At 5-foot-6, Carr gained national recognition for his skill level and athletic talent while playing high school basketball at Princeton Day Academy in Baltimore. Carr also played in numerous exhibition, training and in-season games in the D.C. area. RealGM

June 29, 2014 Updates

Adam Zagoria: Aquille Carr will attempt to play one more year in the D-League, his agent tells @SNYtv. Aquille Carr went undrafted and hasn't gotten a spot on a summer league team Twitter @AdamZagoria

June 26, 2014 Updates

Aquille Carr isn't worried about the NBA draft Thursday night. After a journey from Baltimore to Beltsville to China to Delaware to New York City, the 20-year-old is excited to hopefully take a momentous step in his basketball career. The former Patterson star is not on any mock drafts and is not expected to be drafted, but that doesn't fluster him. "I'm not really stressing too much about the draft," Carr said. "I ain't really been thinking about it. I'll leave it in God's hands." Baltimore Sun

April 20, 2014 Updates
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

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