Aquille Carr of Princeton Day appears likely to skip college, play overseas


Princeton Day senior guard Aquille Carr intends to play basketball overseas, according to multiple reports and a series of tweets from his account Tuesday (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post).

Aquille Carr will officially announce a decision regarding his future following Princeton Day‘s season finale on Saturday at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, according to Storm Coach Van Whitfield.

“Since his tweet, there’s been a lot of speculation, so in order to officially put an end to the idle conversation, Aquille wants to announce his decision publicly after our final game on Saturday,” Whitfield said in a Tuesday phone interview after meeting with Carr and a family member. “That will give him a chance to talk about everything with his family and with Seton Hall.”

The Princeton Day senior set off a flurry of reports Tuesday when he sent a tweet at 1:42 a.m. implying that he would be taking his basketball talents overseas to play professionally.

Signs point to the electrifying 5-foot-7 guard following through with his early-morning tweet. The Recruit Scoop reported Tuesday via Twitter that it confirmed Carr’s overseas plans with his family (Calls made to Carr’s family by The Post were not immediately returned). Also, Carr committed to play at Seton Hall last winter, but he has yet to sign his letter of intent with the Pirates. Carr spent much of Tuesday retweeting well-wishes from people alluding to the point guard playing overseas.

Known as the “Crimestopper,” Carr averaged an area-high 27.6 points per game in his first season with the Storm, who are 33-13 on the year. Using the same speed and deft playmaking skills, Carr led Patterson to its first Maryland 3A title last year before transferring to Princeton Day in November.

In April 2010, Carr was carried off the floor by fans after scoring 45 points during an international under-19 tournament in Italy. Days later, he received a contract offer from an Italian professional team worth a reported $750,000. In a Jan. 2011 interview with the Post, Carr was asked about his interest in playing in Italy.

“Nah, I’m not going over there,” he said at the time.

Stay tuned to Recruiting Insider and AllMetSports.com for updates on Carr’s decision.

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Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.
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