It was quite a day for Patterson guard Aquille Carr, who goes by the nickname Crimestopper. The region’s most electric high school basketball player – a junior guard who has committed to play for Seton Hall — began the day at a Baltimore hospital waiting for the birth of his daughter.
He then went to school, then rode with his team to College Park, where he led his team to a Maryland 3A semifinal victory and was heading back to the hospital Thursday night after the game.
The excitement began around 4 a.m., Carr said, when he learned that girlfriend Treshonda Williams’s water had broken. He headed to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a few hours — Williams was dialated one centimeter at the time — but left at 7 a.m. to attend school so that he would be able to play in Thursday’s game against Tuscarora of Frederick.
Carr said he slept during the bus ride to Comcast Center. He made 8 of 20 shots and scored 24 points with four steals in a lopsided 70-46 victory.
Afterward, Carr said he was going back to Johns Hopkins to wait on the birth of his daughter, to be named Averi. Asked if he was tired, Carr said he had plenty of energy.
“I can play another game,” he said.
UPDATE: Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, Carr tweeted a picture of Averi Carr. Just a guess, but Tuscarora’s defense was nothing compared to what Treshonda went through.