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Photo courtesy of HoyaReport.com. Aquille Carr dribbles by opponents at the NBA Players Association top 100 camp this past summer.
Published on: Friday, November 09, 2012
By Brandy L. Simms
Baltimore native Aquille Carr is bringing his high-flying act to Prince George’s County.
Carr, the diminutive teenager nicknamed the “Crimestopper” because of his phenomenal exploits on the basketball court, has enrolled at Princeton Day Academy in Beltsville, according to the school’s head coach, Van Whitfield.
Carr, a 5-foot-6 point guard who led Baltimore’s Patterson High to the Class 3A state championship last season, decided to enroll at Princeton Day Academy after consulting with a former player, according to Whitfield.
The Princeton Day Academy head coach said Carr and former PDA guard Chris Thomas developed a close friendship after the pair became roommates at a Nike summer camp.
“He communicated with Chris Thomas, and Chris said how hard we worked to help put him up to speed academically and we were a no-nonsense program,” said Whitfield.
Carr, who made an oral pledge to Seton Hall earlier this year, joins a talented Princeton Day Academy roster that includes various Division I prospects.
Emmanuel Omogbo, a 6-foot-7 forward who spent last season at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High in Montgomery County, has also joined Whitfield’s program. Omogbo has made a verbal commitment to attend Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.
Whitfield said that various other PDA players are receiving interest from Division I college programs including Brandon Better, Anton Waters, Juan Johnson, Malik Kuwornu and William Tchiengang.
Eight out of 11 players made the honor roll at Princeton Day Academy, according to Whitfield.
“I think I’m more impressed at what they’re doing academically,” Whitfield said. “I’m very pleased with that.”