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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 2:42 pm  |  10 responses

Aquille Carr Offered Contract by Tracy McGrady’s Chinese Team


Aquille Carr’s professional career in China has begun. After posting 15 points and 8 assists in Chengdu followed by 9 points and 7 assists in Shenzhen against the Bayi Rockets during the USA Legends Tour, Carr was offered a contract in China for next season.

“How does it feel to have your first CBA contract offer?” Shanxi Brave Dragons owner Max Shicanbin asked Carr.

Shocked, Carr said that he would have to talk with his agent. But Tracy McGrady stepped in and volunteered to assume the role, playing both sides of the fence with the owner of the club he played for until he joined the Spurs.

“We want stability,” McGrady said in his new role of player representative. “We also want a guaranteed contract and position on the team.”

SLAMonline had the chance to talk with Carr after the game, and he was humbled by the opportunity to spend an entire season in China.

“It feels good. I came out here with an opportunity to show my talent and they really appreciate me,” Carr said of his time in China playing alongside T-Mac, Jason Williams, and Co. on the tour. “I love the atmosphere, the fans and the games here. The only thing is the food, but I’m trying my best to get used to that.”

While it’s far from a certainty that the Crime Stopper will be rocking a Qingdao jersey next season, the team appears to be putting the full court press on the 19-year-old point guard.—Rodger Bohn / @rodgerbohn

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  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Nice. Go get it kid! Hope he averages 20-10 over there.

  • spit hot fiyah

    probably wont come close to those numbers. he really struggled in the abcd camp playing guys his own age who are already professionals. now he has to play against grown men

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Yea, I know it’ll be different competition but he did get those numbers against the Bayi Rockets. Not sure how good they are but they are definitely a team in the CBA.

  • spit hot fiyah

    during the exhibition tour?

  • wha ha happened

    he just graduated highschool and he is 19??

  • Enigmatic

    A lot of high school kids voluntarily hold themselves back a year or two so they can look better to recruiters/scouts playing against kids younger/smaller than them, or so they can work on their game more.

    Mitch McGary just finished his freshman season of college and the kid is 21 already, the age most juniors/seniors in college are.

  • wha ha happened

    thx, idk if this is an issue but i would be worried bout these 18-19yr olds dating true freshman in highschool.

  • Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Right, this is so ridiculous, I believe it needs to be cut out. If are not that good or confident go to a respectable Junior College and re-up.

  • rashard

    he’ll get better, besides most people here with negative comments aint close to doing what hes doing or struggled the way he has.. good luck aq

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