Just found a new highlight package of the diminutive "Crime Stopper" Aquille Carr from The Mars Reel. I know opinions are divided on Carr, who is a Seton Hall commit who may never make it to college. Am 99% sure I will get some breakdown about how he is a pure entertainment player with limited NBA aspirations. Bottom line is, he is damn entertaining and his acrobatic drives are incredibly fun to watch. Hoping he makes it onto a college campus, if not, these could possibly be the last games of him playing basketball while representing an academic institution.
Earl Boykins, Spud Webb, and Muggsy Bogues didn't let their height keep them from reaching their dreams so I don't see why Aquille can't make the league...if you add a few inches on him you have another Derrick Rose.
The guy turns 20 in six months, and he's still in high school. Embarrassing.
His freakish athleticism, dynamic body control, great scoring instincts, mental & physical toughness, swagger, great ball-handling skills, and elite level ability to finish shots around the rim in extremely creative ways against size and length. Reminds me so much of how a young allen iverson would play like. If aquille carr was 6'1 like allen iverson, he would be the number one ranked prospect in the nation.
At the same-time it's a very good chance that aquille carr won't make it in the NBA because of his size, poor decision making habits, and suspect point guard skills
But if aquille can overcome is small stature, improve his decision making skills, and develop into a true point guard. Than he will naturally improve his chances of becoming an NBA player
If earl boykins, spudd webb, and musgy bouges can play in the NBA. Than aquille carr can to, because he's even more talented then those three
I say one more thing, aquille is going to be a fun player to watch play in college
Bogues was able to make it work for him because he didn't try to be a scorer. He didn't try to force the issue the way that Carr does. The guy finished in the top 5 in the NBA in assists 5 times in his career. Carr will never amount to nearly the player that Bogues was.
I honestly don't think he's as talented as Bogues and Spud were. Perhaps Earl Boykins, but the likelihood that Carr actually puts it together the way that Boykins did seems pretty slim based on what we all know about him.
Your perception is unrealistic, because we have no clue of what kind of player aquille will develop into. He's shown tremendous talent and ability on the highschool level, but he has a long way to go when it comes to developing into a decent NBA Player. I believe in his talent and potential and I embrace the reality that no one is born a great basketball player. You develop into a great basketball player through your desire to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding that helps you play the game of basketball at a high level. Aquille carr's basketball understanding might develop to the point where he has the opportunity to play in the NBA. I personally got the chance to see earl boykins play in college many times and he was a great player for eastern michigan university.Standing at 5 feet, 5 inches in height Earl actually averaged 26.8 points per game in his senior year. and was a good player and decent contributor in the NBA. And Aquille is more talented than earl in my opinion. And if aquille grows into a smarter and more efficient basketball player. I think he will easily have the opportunity to develop in to a good college and pro basketball player
Definetly exciting player to watch but ai don't see too much of a chance for an NBA roster in the future, but Nate came a long way too.
On the other hand I didn't one regular layup in this highlight video, all of them have been double pump hesitation layups and I really don't this will work out against bigger opponents who will just block especially if they jump late contesting this flash guy. He really could use a quick floater a la Tony Parker in his arsenal...
You have to see him play in person like I did, because than you will notice that he has the dynamic lay-up making skills that rod strickland and allen iverson have. In which he has the ability to adjust his shot release point based on the position of the defender. That allows him to focus on getting off a accurate shot/lay-up at an angle that's hard for defenders to block . A dynamic skill set that guys like kyrie irving, derrick rose, tony parker, monte ellis, and tyreke evans utilize to help themselves finish lay-ups at a high level around the rim
For example watch kobe bryant adjust his shot release point based on the position of the defender, that allows him to get off an accurate shot/lay-up at an angle that's hard for defenders to block. For all the young developing basketball players watch and learn
As you can see kobe really fights to shoot his lay-ups from an angle that allows him to make lay-ups with a high level of accuracy and that prevents defenders from blocking his lay-ups. Aquille Carr does the same thing with-in his lay-up making skill set. Which is very hard because you have to have great body control and the ability to utilize a variety of many angles
aquille carr is my favorite HS player... I really hope he can end up in the NBA one day... he probably wont... but im sure he can have a good career in Europe