Just over two years ago Aquille Carr was considered one of the most exciting players in high school basketball. The basketball mix-tapes of the 5’6″ point guard made him a high-school phenomenon, and he emerged as one of Baltimore’s first YouTube basketball stars. His nickname: The Crime Stopper. Why? Check out the video:
There were reports that Carr, as a high school junior, was offered a $750,000 contract by a team in Italy, where he achieved a cult-like status.
So, what’s happened to Carr since then?
- In 2012 he announced his commitment to Seton Hall, but a year later he said he was going to play overseas.
- He was charged with assaulting the mother of his daughter.
- He entered several prep schools, eventually playing at Princeton Day Academy in Laurel, Md.
- He played overseas on a touring team, alongside the likes of Gary Payton and Tracy McGrady.
- And he signed to play with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA D-league.
In stretches in the D-League, Carr showed the talent that made him one of the most exciting players in high school:
But he was eventually cut by the team in January.
Carr last month announced that he was entering the 2014 NBA draft. It will be interesting to see if his talents can translate into an NBA career like another diminutive point guard from Baltimore, Muggsy Bogues.