Future Seton Hall Pirate Aquille Carr is making national headlines this week. First, in the video above you’ll see a blocked shot that Total Pro Sports is calling “the greatest blocked shot ever caught on tape.” Second, the “Crime Stopper” will be making his national TV debut this Sunday, April 1st at 8:00pm ET on CNN PRESENTS. And last, he was named Baltimore’s All-Metro Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight year but broke his fans hearts by transferring to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. His first day was Monday. Here is an except from TPS’s article:
The fact that Aquille Carr can block a shot at only 5’6″ is awfully impressive. But what is even more impressive is what this 18-year-old phenom did to an opponent in this instance, as he soared into the air and pinned the ball against the backboard, resulting it what I would label as “the greatest blocked shot ever caught on tape.”
According to his Wikipedia page, Carr has been described as “one of the most explosive scorers in the United States,” and it looks as though the kid can play some defense as well. I guess that is why he had approximately 28 scholarship offers by the end of his sophomore year. He has already committed to Seton Hall for the 2013-14 NCAA season.
Here is a look at what the Pirates fans can expect from Carr upon his arrival. The block begins at the 0:20 mark, but I recommend watching the dunk featured during the first 20 seconds as well.