Aquille Carr released by D-League’s Delaware 87ers
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UPDATE: For more up to date information about the situation, check out this article by Jason Wolf of Delaware Online
Aquille Carr has shown flashes of brilliance in every city, state and country he’s touched a basketball in, but like high school and his time in China, the end came too soon for the Ballislife All-American when he was released by the Deleware 87ers on Friday.
Here’s the D-League’s team announcement.
Carr (5-6, 148) was selected by the Delaware 87ers with the ninth pick of the third round in the 2013 NBA Development League Draft.
Carr was one of three NBA Draft-eligible players playing this season in the NBA Development League and one of two players to play this season in the NBADL without having played in college. He appeared in 10 games with the 87ers and averaged 10.7 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in 13.8 minutes.
The 87ers will play their next home game at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE tonight, Friday, January 3 at 7 p.m. against the Erie Bayhawks. Home and away games can be viewed via YouTube on the NBADL channel. All home games can be heard on 91.3 WVUD.
It would seem odd that a D-League team would cut a player averaging 11 points in 14 minutes of PT which included a couple of offensive explosions but it sounds like this could be a case of off the court explosions and that’s unfortunate to hear because Carr is one of the most exciting and exceptional athletes I’ve ever seen and I’m hoping I wont be writing about him 10-15 years down the road like I recently wrote about high school phenoms DaJaun Wagner and Ronnie Fields. But from the sounds of his tweets, Carr is feeling positive and has options and i’m looking forward to seeing them.
— Aquille Carr (@CantGuard3) January 3, 2014