Aquille Carr Drops 52 Points in Last HS Game, Ready to Turn Pro Overseas

by March 18, 2013

There’s been lots of speculation as to whether the rumors of Aquille Carr foregoing college to turn pro overseas are true or not. But now that Carr has made it clear that he will indeed take his talents across the ocean, it sets the stage for a very interesting situation that will transpire over the next few months. There are many that believe the 5-7 guard is making a mistake by heading overseas and some even predict that it will ultimately only hurt his chance of playing in the League one day. One thing that we can all hopefully agree on is that he is very entertaining to watch play and many of his moves just leaves everyone in awe. Carr played his last high school game this past weekend, where he capped off a terrific prep career in style with a game-high 52 points. He averaged 29.5 points per game this past season. Reportedly in midst of talks with teams in Italy and Russia, as well as athletic apparel companies, a new challenge on the horizon awaits the Baltimore native. From the Washington Post: “Jaws dropped and eyes bulged as word spread throughout the Laurel Boys & Girls Club on Saturday that Aquille Carr had just dropped 52 points in his last high school game — a 121-82 win for Princeton Day over Central Jersey Each One Teach One Academy. When asked if that was a career high, the 5-foot-7 senior humbly smiled and said, “Nah, I had 57 points one time before.” This ever-present potential for gaudy stats, along with a desire to care for his one-year-old daughter, are the main reasons why Carr announced after Saturday’s game that he will take his talents to Europe to play professional basketball. The electrifying guard said he has yet to sign with a team or an agent but he’s confident in his ability to succeed within international play and provide for his family. “I got a responsibility, taking care of my daughter, so that’s why I picked to take the route overseas,” Carr said. “I’m ready to make basketball my career and be responsible for my family.”