Aquille Carr, a star recruit for the class of 2013 and Seton Hall commit, was arrested Friday morning on an assault charge in Baltimore.
Police confirmed the arrest on charges of second degree assault and reckless endangerment. Carr is being held on $50,000 bond, according to state court records.
Carr was planning on transferring to St. Patrick’s High School in New Jersey for his senior season, but decided against it and will return to Patterson High School in Maryland.
Despite the fact that this incident won’t have any effect on the Seton Hall team, it shows that Carr may have some off the court problems that he needs to handle. An issue like this is unacceptable at the college level and Carr will need to right his ship if he wants to reach his potential.
Even though Carr is only 5′ 6″, the Pirates have put a lot of stock in him, and rightfully so. Carr is lightning quick at getting to the rim and is an explosive finisher, something that is crucial when playing against larger athletes. He has great handles and is an excellent passer. His physicality helps him on defense and even rebounding the ball.
Seton Hall plans to have Carr be one of their best players of the future and the thought of pairing him up with Fuquan Edwin during his senior season is tantalizing. Too long have the Pirates been mediocre in the Big East and they hope to have Carr change that. Before he does, however, he has to prove he won’t be a liability with the law.