Ever since Aquille Carr committed to Seton Hall in January 2012, questions arose about whether Carr would ever play for the Pirates. His arrest in August and charges of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment only furthered that conversation.
Carr also had the option of going overseas. In spring 2011, reports surfaced that Carr turned down a $750,000 offer to play in Italy, and he has recently mentioned the idea of playing in Europe.
Early Tuesday morning, a series of tweets from Carr seemed to confirm the thought: He won't be suiting up at Seton Hall next season.
The money wont always be there gotta get it when u can i turned it down last time not this time— Aquille Carr (@CantGuard3) March 12, 2013
I know im nba bound but who would turn down them mills how shit is right now gotta be crazy— Aquille Carr (@CantGuard3) March 12, 2013
Shu love will remain the same ill see yall soon— Aquille Carr (@CantGuard3) March 12, 2013
A source confirmed to CBSSports.com that going overseas was Carr's intention.
Carr has built a cult following due to his 5-foot-6 stature and exciting brand of basketball. He's extremely athletic and has great ball-handling ability -- and is absolutely fearless when going to the basket. With that said, there has been some talk that the constant pressure and spotlight is affecting his play on the court.
He has bounced around multiple high schools and states this past year, leaving Patterson (Md.) to go to St. Patrick (NJ), then Arlington Country Day (Fla.) – and then came back to Maryland to attend Princeton Day Academy (Md.).
Also, in August, Carr was arrested and charged with assault and reckless endangerment after being accused of kicking and punching Treshonda Williams, the mother of Carr's daughter. A court said in September the charges would be dropped if he completes a 22-week program with the House of Ruth, a domestic violence center.
Carr was one of two recruits in the 2013 class for Seton Hall. The group also includes Jerron Wilbut, who was arrested last week and charged with one count of felony robbery.
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