Aquille Carr‘s quest to play professional basketball overseas got off to a rough start at this past weekend’s adidas Eurocamp.
According to multiple reports, the former Princeton Day All-Met guard struggled to make an impact during the three-day showcase event in Treviso, Italy. DraftExpress.com’s Jonathan Givony wrote that Carr “didn’t look prepared to compete in this setting” among the top overseas talent and with a slew of NBA and international scouts on hand.
Givony also said that the 5-foot-6 Carr appeared out of shape and struggled “with his confidence and body language…amid questionable decisions with the ball.” Known as the “Crimestopper,” the typically electrifying guard was the lone American-born player invited to the NBA-sanctioned camp.
Despite the unfavorable scouting reports surrounding Carr’s performance, Princeton Day Coach Van Whitfield, remains optimistic about his former player’s chances at playing pro ball overseas.
“Aquille is a resilient and resourceful young man. Eurocamp was his first step toward transitioning from a high school phenom to being a professional and we will assess his Eurocamp experience when he returns to the States” Whitfield said in a text. “Aquille is blessed to have outstanding representation and I have every confidence that Aquille will work to ensure that he is equipped to maximize his unique talent to realize a professional career.”
After averaging an area-high 28.4 points at Princeton Day this past winter, the Carr announced his intentions to compete professionally overseas and forgo his commitment to play at Seton Hall. In May, Carr signed with agent Johnny Foster, the founder and president of Capital Sports LLC based in Charlotte.