Aquille Carr Leaves Baltimore to Attend Prep School
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The pride of Baltimore will be playing out his senior season about 1,000 miles away from his hometown this year. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that their two-time city Player of the Year Aquille Carr will be taking his game to Florida this year.
Carr’s high school coach told the paper that Aquille enrolled yesterday at Arlington Country Day School, a private basketball power in Jacksonville, Fla. (He’s slated to start classes today.)
Getting Aquille into a new environment may be a good thing for the 5-7 dynamo. The Sun runs down some of his recent issues:
Only a few weeks after the state title game in March, Carr transferred to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., to work on his academic transcript. He remained there for a little more than a month, returning to Patterson at the end of April.
He played in few summer basketball showcases, instead opting to focus on summer school.
In August, Carr was arrested and charged with assaulting Treshonda Williams, the 20-year-old mother of his infant daughter. In September, city prosecutors said they would put his case on an inactive docket and drop the charges if Carr completed a 22-week program at the House of Ruth.
Carr’s mother, Tammy, answered her cell phone Wednesday afternoon but said she had no immediate comment. Neither his father nor Harry Martin, his coach at Patterson, returned calls seeking comment.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Carr’s deal in the assault case would be affected by him attending school in a different state. His attorney in the case, Ivan J. Bates, did not respond to a call seeking comment.