Posted by Jeff Borzello
On Monday, we introduced you to 2013 prospect Aquille Carr, a highly-touted guard from Baltimore.
Carr is a great story: he’s 5-foot-6 yet is one of the most explosive scorers in the country and is a consensus top-50 prospect.
The story took a turn towards mythical status later Monday, when it was revealed the diminutive prospect received a $750,000 pro offer from Lottomatica Virtus Roma in the Italian league.
Carr, who plays at Patterson (Md.) and runs with the Baltimore Panthers on the AAU circuit, went to Milan in late April and helped lead the United States team to the gold medal at the Junior International Tournament.
While there, Carr averaged nearly 41 points per game and became something of a cult hero. According to Cameron Smith of Prep Rally, Italian fans carried him off the court after one game.
“I would be interested in [playing abroad] one day,” Carr told Joe Davis of Scouts Focus. “It was fun over there. I just want to keep [the Roma offer] in mind. I don’t want to make my decision so fast. But perhaps we might do that.”
Roma is the same club team that signed Brandon Jennings out of high school.