After initially deciding to pursue his professional hoop dream overseas, Aquille Carr’s basketball journey has brought him back to America. The former Princeton Day standout has signed a contract with the NBA Developmental League that will make him eligible for next month’s draft.
“It was his decision to play in the D-League, and to develop in order to get ready for next year’s NBA Draft,” Carr’s Agent Johnny Foster told D-League Digest.
Known as the Crimestopper, the 5-foot-7 guard spent part of this past summer playing in China alongside former NBA stars Tracy McGrady and Jason Williams on the Legends Tour. Carr was offered a pro contract by Qingdao Double Star of the Chinese Basketball Association but the two sides never came to an agreement.
When Carr announced his intentions to play overseas following a senior season at Princeton Day, where he averaged 28.4 points per game, many compared him to Brandon Jennings, who played a year in Italy before being selected 10th in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Now, Carr looks to take a path similar to current Washington Wizards rookie Glen Rice Jr. After leaving Georgia Tech, Rice Jr. went to play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the D-League and was drafted No. 35 overall by the Wizards this past summer.