Mixtape Masters: Aquille Carr

aquille carrBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

As many of you know, I’ve covered high school and college basketball since my college days and I spend a lot of time watching mixtapes of top players.

Mixtapes are a collection of highlight-reel plays that are put together to music by dudes that obsessively follow certain players.

 And this week’s high school mixtape of Aquille Carr is ridiculous. 

He was known as “The Crime Stopper” because when he played his high school basketball games, 5-foot-6 Aquille Carr got the whole city of Baltimore to stop moving for a little while.

The 20-year-old Carr could have been at Seton Hall this year playing his freshman season for head coach Kevin Willard, but opted instead to enter the NBDL, where he briefly played this season for the Delaware 87ers this season before being released on January 3rd.

But in high school, Carr was a superstar. At his tiny size and ability to slice through traffic or leap over bigger players, he was a highlight play waiting to happen. Hopefully Carr can find a career somewhere, if it doesn’t work out in the D-League. He received his first pro offer in Italy in 2011 while playing over there as a high school player.

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