I didnt see this coming. But he needs the money to support his family. So i guess college is out the question. Suck for Seton hall
I think that might be a great decision, maybe he should find a team overseas where he can be productive and get payed and just stick with it for the next 10-12 years.
This is going to end up being another "what if" story. For selfish reasons I want him playing here in the states just to see what he can do against big time competition but if money is the issue he should go get it while he can.
My personal take is that he is going to have to adjust to overseas. Brandon had to do the same thing. Aquille is obviously goin for the money, so we will see how hard he plays, if he plays. Good luck to him
BTW- in a recent tweet he said "I know im NBA bound, but i have to get the money now"
He's not a Team 1st player clearly by this move to leave them for a quick Buck(not to mention Killing his college Career before it started)
I understand having to take care of your family, as a Father of 3 I can not judge him if that was his only choice, but it wasn't his only choice, He was being given a College Scholarship and could have gotten a degree from a Good School and provided for his family for the rest of their Lives, not to mention showcase his Talent on American Soil against American players, thus increasing his chances at helping his Family...
What will he really accomplish by going overseas and ruining his chances at a Degree, NBA Scouting and the TIME HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY that he can't get back now that he's thrown it all away for a couple thousand dollars and a Free trip to what ever Country takes him...
I don't want to sound hard on the guy, Brandon Jennings did the same thing when he went to Italy for a year and it's paid off for him, he was however already seen as an NBA prospect and it wasn't the end of the line for his Basketball career, Aquille Carr is Not Seen as an NBA prospect and him throwing away a college degree to play in Europe for a few years as opposed to waiting it out in the states until he graduated and applied that knowledge and experience into a CAREER after basketball, It just seems STUPID for a player like him to do this
Of course He could become an instant Celebrity in whatever league he joins and make a nice long career as a International Crime Stopper, thus making my point invalid and taking his family out of the Ghetto as a Euroballer instead of a dentist, doctor, lawyer, teacher or coach had he got his degree from Seton Hall...
Its easy for you to say that because you are not in his position. If money and his family is important, then he should go to the money. you say he is throwing away a college scholarship and degree, but he really isnt. He can always go back to school and get a degree. If his family is in need of a better situation and his talents are good enough to get him paid right now, then that is the right choice. People go overseas and make a killing, why you calling it a quick buck? My first contract I was offered was 5K a month and I didnt even have great stats. So he'll atleast get double what I was offered. You really sound STUPID to even call what he's doing stupid. You can be 50 yrs old and get a degree, you can get a degree online. You cant be 50yrs old playing ball getting paid. Just because you get a college degree doesnt mean you're going to get a good job and be able to take care of your family afterwards. That seems to be what you're implying. While he's over here playing for Seton Hall and going to class, STILL no income is coming in. His family will be struggling and just waiting. Why wait when he can go oveseas and make 15-20k a month to help his family and still gaining experience and building his resume? You really sound like an idiot. What does a dentist, doctor, lawyer, teacher, or coach have to do with this? And who said anything about a ghetto? Im guessing you feel like that about any athlete that leaves school before getting their degree right? SMH
This kid from the Ghetto is going to forfeit a College Degree(yes they can help you in Life you Moron) and the Chance to play in front of REAL Competition and LEARN/GROW UP like a Man is supposed to For a quick Buck, you bring up your own "playing career" and I laugh at that shyt, so how did that 5k a month work out for you long term??? And to think this kid who's got a ton of baggage and people with their hands out is going to be fine making 5k a month, you said he's likely to make 3 times that and I ask WHY??? Why is an unproven playground style baller going to command 15 to 20 thousand per month overseas??? What salary scale are you working off??? The one that tells you and other morons it's smarter to skip college and play for pennies on the dollar overseas...He's not Brandon Jennings, this will not end with him in the NBA playing for a Max contract in 4 years, he's a Lost Cause Now, whatever money he makes over there is going into someone's Crack Pipe or Dutch Master Cigar, or even better a Drug Dealer he knows from "around da way"...Kids like this should be used as teaching tools for Coaches and at risk youth mentors, this is what happens when you piss away your talent and take the easy way out, because staying in school is what should be preached to the youth of the nation, Not 'cant cut it here, try taking some European Bum's spot on the bench...
Here is another quick question for you Moron, does aquille Carr strike you as a guy that will (A) be embraced by his new team mates, some of which will have been close to the player Carr is undoubtedly replacing on the Team? and (B) make the most of the opportunity he's been given by even being allowed to play International Basketball, I think he'll give Black American born players like himself a bad name over there, much like JR Smith did when he played in China and complained and played his way out of the country...
Carr made the absolute worst decision he could have made as a Recruited prospect who dreams of playing in the Pros, he took himself completely off any respectable Scout/GM's Radar with that move, But best of luck to him and his "Family"
Now i know for a fact your're dumb... Im not sure if you're having family problems or what, but your comment doesnt make as much sense as you think it does. I'lI respond to you in order. 1ST: I know college degrees can help you in life. I HAVE TWO MYSELF. They can help you in life, but they dont GUARANTEE ANYTHING. I know successful teachers who didnt even get a degree. Real competition is overseas as well. You act like he's going to be playing against high school kids or some. I dont mind you laughing at my career, IM STILL IN IT! I came back to the states in January, and was offered another contract 3weeks ago in South America for more money. But I didnt accept it, because I'd rather be with my family right now. And you asked how did 5k a month workout for me? GREAT... I pay my mom's bill every month. By what I want to buy, Car fully paid for, dont have to work a 9-5. Pretty good for me. I took the deal, proved my game, and moved up in salary. Im not rich, but Im 24, and living how I want to with a LONG CAREER AHEAD OF ME. He's unproven, and all that but he has the stats and is being offered money already, so apparently he's proven enough to get paid now. And apparently you know nothing about overseas pay scale. I know guys over there who are making 2k and I know guys over there who arent good enough to be in the NBA but are still making 1.8mil a year overseas. Thats the pay scale I'm talking about.You talking reckless for no reason. Get some knowledge before you go talking about subjects you have no idea about. If he doesnt make it to the NBA but still is able to provide for his family with what he's paid overseas, it's still a win. You think Brandon Jennings is the only player that skipped college to go get paid? SMH.
Now you're talking about crack pipes and drug dealers? Yeah man you definitely need a therapist or something. For you to even bring up drugs and the ghetto is a clear description or the type or person you are. That's sad that you even associate that stuff with him. If thats what happened to you, then leave it there, but I dont see a reason for you to stereotype him.
Why do you think he wont be embraced by his teammates. WE'RE ATHLETES! Teammates come and go, who gives a care. We play to get better and make money. I can tell you have no athletic background or knowledge. Go tlak on a doctor's blog or something. This is not the place for you dogg. And for you to compare him to JR Smith, why? There's thousand's of American born Black players playing overseas and being treated like Stars. And if I recall, JR Smith dominated that league and came back here to the NBA and may be the 6th man of the year. Sounds pretty successful to me. I dont know what your problem is, but at the end of the day, it's his life, he has the talent, he needs the money now, so that's what he's aiming to do. LOL at you.
Maybe you're racist, IDK. I'll pray for you though.
Both of you have a point. It's very sad that due to the hypocrites regulations of the NCAA, where a coach can be paid a large amount of money but the real stars (the players) cannot be helped financially, a player has to go overseas to find the solution. I don't know what the situation is in other countries but in mine (Uruguay - South America) American players are paid up to USD 40,000 depending of their fame or quality. Mike Sweetney (yes that Mike Sweetney) played here a couple of years ago and he was payed something like that. Most of the times American players come by scouting, coaches rarely seen them play before they sign with their teams. So, you could say that a player with Carr's ability could be payed big money, not only here if not everywhere. Good luck to him, because he is one of my favourite in Youtube. The adaptation is going to be hard, but I think he could develop into a good role player, sparking the second unit of a midlevel team. Sorry for my English.
Do you keep up with Montevideo?
I live in the City. Best regards for my little but lovely city.
My guy Paul Crosby just left the team not too long ago, he said he enjoyed it there
I remember him. He played for the Montevideo's team, one of the many we have here in our Capital city. In Uruguay the main sports are soccer and basketball, but they are very centralized in Montevideo, the Capital City. Basketball in particular is semi professional, with foreign players signing for a couple of games. If they play well, they are signed for more games. A few teams can afford those type of players, so the league is unbalanced. Not all the teams have their own courts, but that is another topic, lol sorry for mix thing up.
They've been talking about Aquille Carr going overseas for about a month now. He would've been a problem for them anyways. The guy has already been arrested for domestic violence.
Seton Hall's other commit just got arrested this week for a robbery with a pistol.Their back to zero commits i believe now.
as long as he can feed his family... im all for this move.... I wish the best for him
Wish he would have atleast joined the D-League
this is gonna certainly shut down anychance he had at the league but he can still thrive and make good money if he goes to the 'right ' league. Family first , but so was the whole family waiting for him. Thats a hell of a burden
To the ones hating on Aquille Carr so much, all I have to say is this much, he was a better prospect coming out of HS than Spudd Webb and Earl Boykins go figure....All Aquille has to do is learn how to run the point guard position the correct way and he has a chance at the NBA, people on here act as if he has 0 chance, his speed,quickness and ability to finish through contact for his size is rare.
Should he have went to Seton Hall? Yes, I think he possibly could get more exposure if he does what he was suppose to do at Seton Hall, but overseas will mature him and his game, but he also runs the risk of getting lost in the shuffle over there, like so many do.
LOL why would he join the D-league?? They make less then 28K a year!! He can make 50K minimum tax free!
I was really hoping this wouldn't happen. Aquille's height is a huge question mark as far as scouts are concerned. I really love watching this kid, and I think he would have been a special college player, and would have been great for the college game.
I can't speak to his family situation, but I am concerned with how this impacts his draft hopes. Aquille would have had to prove himself against athletic college players to convince scouts that he is NBA material. I'm not sure how they will perceive his success in Europe. I can easily see scouts saying something like, "of course he's scoring it. He's a million mph faster than these European stiffs". Remember how dulled Brandon Jennings' hype became after playing in Italy, even after outplaying Rubio head to head.
Another concern is Playing time. Euro coaches have a stigma against giving young players minutes. If he plays in a highly competitive league, I doubt coaches will want to give him the green light, which he obviously needs to be successful. He's the type of player who you can't bench for making some bad descisions, and who's game you can't try to reign in.
If he plays in lower leagues, I doubt scouts will give his performance any credence. Also, it's easy to get on a coaches bad side in overseas hoops, just ask Jeremy Tyler.
I wonder how involved the shoe execs were in this descision. I think Aquille is an Adidas guy, so maybe Sonny Vaccaro got his filthy fingers involved in this. Hopefully Aquille succeeds despite this descision, because I really want to see this kid put his brand on the league, and bring something to the court that is new and unique.
I'm still laughing at the fact that his baby momma is 27!! And he's 19! Talk about groupie love..
I'm never going to question a guy for going out and trying to make some money to improve his life for himself and his family. I guess that is his main reason for doing what he is about to do.If he really wants to go back and get an education he can always do that, college is not going anywhere. So right now if he can make money off of his talent he should do him.